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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif resigns as President of PML-N, makes way for brother Nawaz – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif resigned from his position as President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), as reported by ARY News, citing sources. He has submitted his resignation to Nawaz Sharif, the PML-N supremo. Following this development, the PML-N has scheduled a general council meeting in Lahore on May 28 to elect a new president.Initially, the party had planned to hold this meeting on May 11, as per reports by ARY News.Rana Sanaullah, in a recent press conference, disclosed that the Punjab chapter of PML-N has urged Nawaz Sharif to resume the party presidency, emphasizing his leadership's significance for the party's accomplishments. He highlighted that during the PML-N Punjab meeting, a resolution urging Nawaz Sharif to lead the party again during this ...
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Pakistan’s ruling coalition in Punjab loses 27 reserved seats after SC ruling

Representational image of Pakistan Supreme Court | Photo Credit: Reuters The ruling coalition led by the Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) in Pakistan's Punjab has been jolted as the provincial assembly’s speaker restrained 27 lawmakers on reserved seats after the Supreme Court’s ruling suspending a lower court’s verdict denying the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) its share of reserved seats for women and minorities, according to media reports.Speaker Malik Mohammad Ahmed Khan issued the ruling barring the women and non-Muslim members appointed to the reserved seats via past notifications of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), The Express Tribune newspaper reported.According to the ruling, they cannot function as members or partake in assembly proceedings until their status is ...