Published On: Tue, May 7th, 2019
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PTI decides to challenge Maryam Nawaz’s appointment as PML-N vice-president

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to challenge Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif’s appointment as vice-president.

According to media reports, the PTI leadership has reservations against Maryam’s appointment and will challenge the decision in a court.

Sources further said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has questioned how a person, who has been sentenced by a court, can be appointed as vice-president.

Qureshi is said to have further said that, Maryam has been granted temporary relief and that her sentence has not been commuted, sources added.

Meanwhile talking to a private TV channel on Monday, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the ruling party was preparing to challenge the PML-N’s decision to grant a party post to a convicted person.

Qureshi said the PTI was exploring different options and would soon decide on the best way forward. “We have the option to take this up in the Parliament, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), or the country’s courts,” he said.

Reports suggest the foreign minister had started deliberations within party circles and had also held consultations with legal experts. “She [Maryam] has been convicted by the country’s courts and is not eligible to hold a party position. She has been granted temporary relief by the court; her conviction has not been reversed,” said Qureshi.


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