PML-N to amend Constitution to end disqualification threat

Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has called it compulsory to introduce new amendments in the Constitution of Pakistan so that whatever happened to ex-PM Nawaz Sharif is not repeated.

Khawaja Saad Rafique said in order to empower elected governments and to remove the threat of disqualification faced by the Prime Minister, constitutional amendments in parliament will be brought.

“Governments cannot function under any vulnerability. Similarly a prime minister cannot function with a sword of disqualification hanging over his head,” he said while speaking to the media outside Jati Umra after attending a party’s consultative meeting.

“Amendments to ensure supremacy of law, protection of the democratic system and provide cheap and speedy justice will be introduced,” he added.

The minister said while briefing the media about the consultative process: “In the consultative meetings, it has been decided that a mass contact campaign will be started for which rallies and processions will be held around the country.”

Talking about NA 120 election he said, “It has finally been decided that Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, will be PML-N’s candidate for the by-election in NA-120.”

Rafique said: “[PTI Chairman] Imran Khan and his lot realised the mistake that they have committed,” he said adding, “Soon he (Imran) will want to sit with us.”

Sources said that party was planning to hold a rally and then a political gathering at Multan. It was further revealed that the party would also be holding political gatherings in southern Punjab in the first phase.