ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday de-notified Nawaz Sharif as member of National Assembly from constituency NA-120, Lahore with immediate effect.
The move comes on the directive of the Supreme Court which disqualified the prime minister for non-declaration of his unwithdrawn receivables as Chairman of the Board of Capital FZE.
Earlier, Nawaz Sharif relinquished the office of Prime Minister following the order of the Supreme Court that stood him disqualified in Panama case.
“Immediately after the decision of Supreme Court, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has relinquished his responsibilities as prime minister,” a spokesman of Pakistan Muslim League-N said in a press release.
The spokesman said despite reservations about different phases of the case – from filing of petition to verdict – the decision would be implemented.
“This judicial process carries a set of examples which have been unprecedented in the history of 70 years,” the statement said.
The spokesman said despite apprehensions, all constitutional and legal options would be exercised, adding only history would be the real judge.
“InshaAllah, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will stand successful in the court of Allah and people,” the spokesman said. – SAMAA
Story first published: 28th July 2017