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Politics 9 August 2017

ISLAMABAD: Raja Zafarul Haq, leader of the House in the Senate, has said that it has been decided that Shehbaz Sharif would be the new president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). The decision would be announced soon, Haq told BBC Urdu. According to consultation so far done in the party, most members are of the opinion that the party’s presidentship should be handed over to Shehbaz Sharif, Haq said. Advertisement Ad The decision would be taken due to disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court. The PML-N leader said during the regime of General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, Sharif had been convicted in the plane hijacking case and declared disqualified from politics and Shehbaz Sharif was made the PML-N president. PML-N drops plans to replace PM Abbasi with Shehbaz: sources To a question, Haq said the struggle of PML-N was against the disrespect of people’s vote. He said general elections would be held in June next year and a number of political parties had started their political campaign, therefore the PML-N had also decided to make preparations for the elections. Due to other priorities and administrative and governmental matters, the party could not focus on its organizational matters, but now it had been decided to work more on party matters, he added.

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