ISLAMABAD: (APS) Oct 07,2017– President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and ousted premier Nawaz Sharif has formed a committee on Saturday to probe alteration in prophethood declaration clause in Electoral Reforms Bill 2017.
Reportedly, the freshly elected president of the federally ruling party formed a three-member committee that is tasked to probe the issue. Leader of the House in Senate Raja Zafarul Haq is to lead the committee comprising of interior ministr Ahsan Iqbal and federal minister Mushahidullah Khan.
The team is to file a report to the party chief in 24 hours.
The reforms bill draft bore a changed clause of the prophethood declaration when it was tabled in the National Assembly earlier this month to which the opposition objected and Speaker Ayaz Sadiq declared it a ‘clerical mistake’.
Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif had claimed earlier in an address to party’s workers’ convention that his recommendation to the leadership was to expel the cabinet minister who was responsible for the change.
Opposition parties including Jamaat-e-Islami condemned the alleged change in the clause and demanded stern action against those responsible.
Vice chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Friday that he would be waiting for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz to taken action against those responsible.