LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) challenged on Tuesday the Elections Bill 2017 in the Lahore High Court (LHC), pleading to have the law declared null and void.
The recently-passed bill contains a clause which allows politicians disqualified from holding public office to lead political parties. Under the revised law, ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been elected as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president.
In the petition, the PAT has argued that the bill is against the spirit of the Constitution by enabling a disqualified person to become a party leader.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Sheikh Rasheed-led Awami Muslim League have also decided to challenge the law.