ECP issues notice to PML-N on election process


The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday issued notices to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for failing to appoint a party president in stipulated time after Nawaz Sharif was denotified by ECP as an MNA on July 28.
ECP has directed PML-N Vice President AhsanIqbal to submit a reply by October 3, after the party failed to comply within the stipulated time.
The PML-N can be barred from partaking in any electoral activity if it fails to] appoint a party chief within the designated time.
The ECP on August 8 had directed PML-N to appoint a new president of the party. ECP informed the party that according to the Political Parties Order 2002, a disqualified MNA cannot hold any position in the party.
It had said the party needs to appoint a new president and then inform the ECP of the same.
Nawaz Sharif stepped down as the party president after a Supreme Court verdict in the Panama papers verdict disqualified him from holding a public office.
PML-N chairman Raja ZafarulHaq in his reply in petitions against Nawaz in the ECP said that the commission does not have the authority to denotify any political party.—TNS

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