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Nawaz Sharif elected as new PML-N president

28 May, 2024 17:06

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was elected as the new Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president unopposed on Tuesday.

“Saqib Nisar’s decision to remove me from the party’s presidency has been rubbished today,” Nawaz said in his speech following the election.

Nawaz recalled that he had been disqualified because he has not withdrawn a salary from his son.

The former PM also commended Shehbaz for fulfilling the role he had been entrusted with while he was sidelined.

He added that many had tried to divide him and his brother, but Shehbaz had remained firm.

“This PML-N general council’s meeting for the election process declares Nawaz Sharif as the elected president of the PML-N. Those in favour of this resolution shall stand and show their approval,” PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah said as supporters and leaders stood up from their seats and chanted slogans in favour of Sharif.

He was expected to return to the party’s president role after senior party leaders urged former him to take up the reins of the party.

At least 11 nomination papers had been issued for the election of PML-N president slot as per the schedule of the Election Commission of Pakistan, PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah told reporters on Monday.

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif stepped down from his position earlier this month.

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