The PML-N has convened a meeting of its general council on October 2 and 3 to initiate the process of Sharif’s re-election as party chief.
Pakistan’s Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan who is also the central information secretary of PML-N said on Friday that separate meetings of party’s CWC and general council have been summoned to decide central leadership.
After Sharif was named in the Panama Papers investigation, a unanimous verdict by the Supreme Court of Pakistan has dethroned him from the post of Prime Minister.
The 67-year-old leader was also rendered ineligible to act as the president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party under the landmark verdict.
Earlier last month, Pakistan’s PML-N party-led government had passed a key clause in the Elections Reforms Bill in the Senate, paving the way for Nawaz Sharif to become the chief of the ruling party again.