Nawaz Sharif vacates PM House; off to Murree with family

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Nawaz Sharif vacates PM House; off to Murree with family
Former premier Nawaz Sharif vacated the Prime Minister House on Sunday and proceeded to Murree along with his family members.

Sources said the former premier decided to reside in the hill station of Murree than his Raiwind estate in Lahore till the election of the new prime minister — slated for Tuesday.

Senators Pervaiz Rasheed and Asif Kirmani were reportedly at the PM House to see-off the former prime minister, who stepped down as the premier on Friday following his disqualification by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case.

Sources said the premier is accompanied by his wife, daughter Maryam and mother. 

Sharif also personally met all the staff members of the PM House before his departure, sources informed further.

Sharif was disqualified under Article 62 (1) (f) of the Constitution over his failure to disclose un-withdrawn receivables constituting assets from a UAE-based company. It implied he was not ‘honest’ and ‘truthful’, as per the country’s Constitution.

The parliamentary party meeting of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz decided on Saturday to make Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif — the brother of the ousted premier — to be the party’s candidate for the slot.

Originally Posted on SuchTv

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