EC rejects removal of Nawaz Sharif's name from PML-N

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday turned down petitions seeking the removal of jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's name from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party.

Four separate pleas were filed seeking the cancellation of party's registration with the electoral body and the removal of N from the party, as Sharif was disqualified from holding public office in a ruling by the Pakistan Supreme Court.

In its verdict, the ECP stayed its judgment and took a unanimous decision of rejecting all the four petitions.

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