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Pak court moved for deletion of 'N' from Nawaz Sharif's PML-N

Press Trust of India  |  Peshawar 

A petition has been filed in the seeking deletion of the word 'N' from the Muslim League-N party after conviction of former in a corruption case, according to a

The writ petition was filed by a who submitted that since the former had been convicted by the accountability court for 10 years and disqualified for life term from holding public office, the word Nawaz should be deleted from the party's name, reported.

The petitioner argued that there was no justification for the existence of a political party with the name of after he was found involved in financial misappropriation and corruption by the accountability court.

He pointed out that Pakistan's headed the Muslim League after Independence for good governance, development and for the best interest of

The petitioner claimed that the former divided the party into two parts the PML and the PML-N.

He said Nawaz Sharif was not the of PML but had hijacked the party and introduced his PML-N party, which, he believed, was totally wrong and against the party rules.

The petitioner said Nawaz Sharif by using the PML name with the addition of his name got a massive mandate and was elected thrice as prime minister.

He said that Nawaz Sharif was a convicted person and the had declared him disqualified for life and thus, there was no justification for a political party with the name of 'N'.

The petitioner requested the court to issue a direction to the to delete/expunge the word 'N' from the PML nomenclature.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 18:10 IST