Sen­ate passes res­o­lu­tion against dis­qual­i­fied per­son hold­ing party post

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ISLAMABAD: An op­po­si­tion res­o­lu­tion against a dis­qual­i­fied per­son head­ing a po­lit­i­cal party was passed by the Sen­ate of Pak­istan on Wed­nes­day.

The res­o­lu­tion, pre­sented by Leader of the Op­po­si­tion in the Sen­ate Aitzaz Ah­san, stated that a per­son who is not el­i­gi­ble to be­come a mem­ber of the Par­lia­ment or has been dis­qual­i­fied can­not lead any po­lit­i­cal party.

The step was taken against the ap­proval given to ousted prime min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif to head the rul­ing party, Pak­istan Mus­lim League-Nawaz, af­ter amend­ments were made to the Elec­tions Bill, 2017. The res­o­lu­tion ques­tioned the move by ask­ing how a dis­qual­i­fied per­son, who is also barred fromthe Par­lia­ment, can make poli­cies for a po­lit­i­cal party while sit­ting out­side the realm of af­fairs, that too of a rul­ing party.

In the Sen­ate, 52 peo­ple voted in favour of the res­o­lu­tion while 28 op­posed it.

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