Islamabad (August 31, 2017): Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) summoned sacked premier Nawaz Sharif on September 13 regarding a petition to ban ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
ECP has asked the ex-PM to either give an appearance at their Islamabad office on the due date or submit their response on the matter through a lawyer. ECP issued the summon along with these directions on Thursday.
The petition to ban PML-N was submitted by advocate Abdul Wahid after Supreme Court ousted Nawaz Sharif in Panama case verdict. The petitioner also demanded ECP to ban all political activities of the PML-N leader.Nawaz Sharif left for London on Wednesday to meet his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz who has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Kulsoom Nawaz is also contesting NA-120 by-poll as PML-N candidate which is due on September 17. Nawaz Sharif reached Lahore’s old airport from Jati Umra amid strict security.
All routes to the airport were sealed, and security agencies were on high alert. Cellular phones of the staff that was appointed on duty were taken as well.