Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif set to resume leadership of Pakistan's ruling party

    WORLD  28 May 2024 - 11:48

    The general council of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is all set to re-elect the former PM Nawaz Sharif as the PML-N president on May 28.

    His election will be made in the meeting of the PML-N general council, which is scheduled to be held in Lahore. This meeting coincides with the celebration of 26 years of Pakistan becoming a nuclear power, Business Recorder reports.

    Nawaz will take over the party presidency from his younger brother Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, six years after the Supreme Court disqualified him.

    A PML-N spokesperson said that Nawaz Sharif was disqualified in 2017 through a conspiracy. Now it’s time for Nawaz Sharif to assume the office of the party president and lead the party to new heights of popularity.

    PML-N leader Bilal Yaseen said the PML-N has strong roots among the masses and steps taken by the PML-N government during a short span are yielding positive results extending relief to the masses.

    Moreover, Youm-e-Takbeer marking the 26th anniversary of Pakistan’s nuclear tests, is being marked on Tuesday (today) with a resolve to safeguard Pakistan’s territorial integrity, independence, and sovereignty with unity.

    It was May 28, 1998, that led to the achievement of invincible defense capabilities and ensured regional stability through power equilibrium.

    To mark the day, different events will be held across the country.

    On May 28, 1998, Pakistan became the seventh nuclear nation in the world and the first Muslim state to have a nuclear arsenal in its defense stockpile to exercise maximum deterrence for peaceful purposes.

    Resisting the mounting external pressures, the then Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif went for the bold decision to test the Pakistani nukes thus balancing the strategic slanting power in the region.

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