Politics: (PML-N appoints Nawaz Sharif ‘Quaid’ for life, Shehbaz interim president)

ISLAMABAD: The Central Working Committee of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) appointed Shehbaz Sharif as the party’s interim president and Nawaz Sharif as the party’s Quaid for life.

The Central Working Committee of the PML-N met at the Sharif family residence in Model Town Lahore on Tuesday and elected former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as lifetime Quaid (leader) of the party.

Maryam Nawaz Sharif tweeted that Raja Zafarul Haq, PM Abbasi and Shehbaz Sharif’s proposal to name Nawaz ‘Quaid for life’ elicited a resounding approval.

The CWC meeting was held after Nawaz Sharif was disqualified as the PML-N president following the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Elections Act 2017 case.

The apex court ruled that a person disqualified under Article 62 and 63 cannot serve as the head of a political party.