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Nawaz Sharif cannot lead his party PML(N), rules Pak Supreme Court

Pakistan SC said that it is mandatory for a party head to fulfil the requirements of Articles 62 and 63

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan's deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a person disqualified under Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution cannot serve as the head of a political party, in a blow to who will no longer remain the chief of the ruling PML-N.

Sharif, 68, was disqualified by the apex court in the case last year under Article 62 of the Constitution for failing to declare a receivable salary as an asset.

A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar today said that it is mandatory for a party head to fulfil the requirements of Articles 62 and 63 as a party head is powerful and political parties control the government, Dawn reported.

First Published: Wed, February 21 2018. 20:07 IST
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