PML-N's 'Plan B': Clearing Legal Hurdles to Secure Nawaz Sharif's Fourth Term as Prime Minister
As Pakistan's elections approach, the PML-N reveals a plan B to ensure Nawaz Sharif becomes Prime Minister for the fourth time, despite legal hurdles and corruption cases.
As Pakistan prepares to go to the polls on February 8th, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party has revealed a plan B to ensure that Nawaz Sharif becomes the Prime Minister for a record fourth time. A senior PML-N leader, Rana Sanaullah, stated that if there are any legal hurdles in place, the party will remove them once they are voted back into power. This announcement comes after Sharif's return to Pakistan from London after four years of self-imposed exile.
The Islamabad High Court has since restored his appeals against his conviction in corruption cases, but no date has been set for the hearing. Sharif is also facing disqualification until 2028 and requires a clean chit from the court to contest elections. Despite initial confidence within the party that there would be no legal impediments, Sanaullah's admission of a plan B indicates doubts about the prospects of the court cases.
However, PML-N Information Secretary Marriyum Aurangzeb remains confident, claiming that their political rivals can also see that Sharif will become the next Prime Minister. The party aims to provide relief to the people of the cash-strapped country through their manifesto. With the elections looming, the PML-N's plan B is set in motion to ensure Sharif's return to power.