Nawaz Sharif Poised to Return Unopposed as PML-N President: Rana Sanaullah

Mon May 27 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab President Rana Sanaullah said that the entire PML-N is firmly in favour of Nawaz Sharif returning as the party’s chief, and it’s highly probable that he will reclaim the position unopposed.
Rana Sanaullah, who also serves as the adviser to the prime minister on political and public affairs, highlighted that the vacancy for PML-N’s president fell vacant following the official acceptance of Shehbaz Sharif’s resignation by the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the party.
He said this during a press conference convened at the PML-N Model Town secretariat on Monday.
He further elaborated that as per the party’s constitution, the CWC has nominated the election commission to facilitate the process of electing the new president.
Rana Sanaullah outlined the schedule for the nomination process, stating that nomination papers would be accepted the following day from 10 am to 12 pm, with scrutiny to be completed by 1 pm.
He noted that 11 nomination papers had already been issued from the party secretariat.
He mentioned that the general council meeting of PML-N is slated for the next day at 4 pm to formally elect the new party president.
Rana Sanaullah acknowledged Nawaz Sharif’s significant contributions to PML-N and Pakistan, crediting him with transforming the party into one that resonates with the common man and also for Pakistan’s nuclear advancements during his tenure.
Regarding the economic revival efforts, he praised Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s endeavors within the party leadership.
To a question, he said that former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi can also submit nomination papers. However, his eligibility for the party’s presidency would be decided by the scrutiny committee.
Nawaz Sharif is expected to address a large public gathering on Youm-e-Takbeer, coinciding with his assumption of the office of party president after nearly seven years. Over 5,000 PML-N workers and office-bearers have been instructed to reach Lahore for this significant event.
The party’s decision to elect Nawaz Sharif on May 28 holds symbolic significance, as it commemorates Youm-e-Takbeer, a day marking Pakistan’s historic nuclear tests conducted in 1998 during Nawaz Sharif’s second term as prime minister.
Insiders reveal that following his reappointment, Nawaz Sharif plans to embark on a nationwide tour aimed at revitalizing PML-N’s electoral support base, which has been waning.

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