Sharif set to re- elected as president of Pakistan’s ruling PML-N chief

Vastavam web:  Nawaz Sharif is set to be re- elected as the president of Pakistan’s ruling PML-N tomorrow after the party today agreed to amend its Constitution and pave the way for the ousted prime minister’s return.Sharif, 67, had to step down as the chief of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after he was disqualified as prime minister by the Supreme Court on July 28 in the Panama Papers scandal.PML-N chairman Raja Zafarul Haq presided over the CWC session, which was also attended by Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and interim president Senator Sardar Yaqub Nasir.
The recent passage of the Elections Bill 2017 a set of laws to reform Pakistan’s election system by both the lower and upper houses of parliament has already paved the way for the former prime minister to once again take the helm of the PML-N.Nawaz had appeared before the Accountability Court today after being summoned in connection with three graft cases prepared by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against him and his family in the Panama Papers case.
However, he was not formally charged with a crime as his lawyer argued that all of the accused in the case must be present in court before they could be indicted. The accused Nawaz; his children Hussain, Hassan, and Maryam; and son-in- law Mohammad Safdar are now expected to appear on October 9 to be formally indicted.The PML-N has also convened a meeting of its general council today and tomorrow to formally begin the process of re-electing Sharif as the party’s president.