ECP summons Nawaz in party name case

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued a notice to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif to appear before the ECP in a case pertaining to the party name.

A plea has been filed with the ECP seeking removal of Nawaz Sharif’s name from PML-N, arguing that the name of the disqualified person cannot be used in a title of a political party.
Sharif is currently in London to see his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz.

The ECP, in its notice, asked the former prime minister to appear before the commission on July 9. On the other hand, a three-member bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has summoned former prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to appear in the court today (Friday) over a petition seeking registration of treason case against them.

A three-member bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) headed by Justice Mazahir Alil Akbar Naqvi released the written order.

The court while summoning Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday ordered both the parties to clear their position after appearing before the court.

The petition was filed by Advocate Azhar Siddique saying that Nawaz Sharif interview falls in the ambit of treason, while Shahid Khaqan Abbasi disclosed the proceedings of a very important meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) to Nawaz Sharif.
The petitioner prayed the court to take action against the former premiers. – NNI

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