Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that all the decisions made by him as the party chief stand “null and void”, a news report said.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a person disqualified under Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution cannot head a political party.
A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umer Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsen was hearing into the petitions, challenging the controversial Election Act 2017.
In its judgement, the three-member bench ruled that former premier Nawaz Sharif does not qualify to serve as the PML-N president.
Sharif was earlier disqualified by the apex court for failing to declare his assets while being the Prime Minister of the country.
Following his ouster, the ruling party managed to amend the Constitution to allow him to retain his chairmanship of the PML-N. As a result, the Elections Act 2017 was passed by Parliament bringing Sharif back as the party president.