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Pak poll body rejects petitions seeking renaming of PML-N

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's election body on Wednesday rejected petitions seeking renaming of the Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) of former due to his conviction in graft cases.

Sharif was imprisoned for 10 years in July in a case regarding illegal properties in

Four separate petitions were heard by the Election Commission of (ECP) asking removal of 'N' from the name of Muslim League as the letter stands for Nawaz now a convicted person.

The ECP had reserved its judgment this week at conclusion of arguments by lawyers of respective petitioners.

In the verdict, the ECP rejected the petitions and allowed the PML-N to continue using the name of the incarcerated former

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First Published: Thu, September 13 2018. 00:35 IST