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PTI to challenge Maryam Nawaz’s appointment as PML-N vice president today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday is set to challenge Maryam Nawaz’s appointment as vice president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in the Election Commission of Pakistan.

The application challenging her appointment is finalised by the PTI’s lawmakers.

“Awarding party position to Maryam Nawaz is in contradiction with the constitution and law of the land”, the plea read.

The daughter of erstwhile prime minister was convicted in the corruption reference and in this regard she is not illegal to hold any political or public office.

It may be recalled that on May 6, Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) had decided to challenge Maryam Nawaz’s appointment as vice president Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

“Maryam Nawaz is convicted from the court, how she can hold a party position”, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said.

Last week, PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif in a statement had announced to nominate former prime minister and PML-N stalwart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Senior Vice President of the party.

While Maryam Nawaz, party supremo Nawaz Sharif’s political heir was appointed as vice president. Another party veteran Ahsan Iqbal was named as central secretary general of the PML-N.

Former finance minister Ishaq Dar, who is wanted in scores of corruption inquiries, was posted as president of the overseas chapter of the PML-N.

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