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Govt decides to amend Constitution articles that caused Nawaz Sharif’s ouster

ISLAMABAD: The government is considering to amend Articles 62, 63 of the Constitution while working on the proposed amendment and its legal aspects is underway, says Law Minister Zahid Hamid . Speaking during the National Assembly session today, the Minister said government believed that a period of a lawmaker’s ineligibility should be less than current five years. The minister’s remarks came days after disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister of Pakistan following corruption charges against him. He said…

Tough challenges await new Pakistani prime minister: US media

WASHINGTON: The new Pakistan prime minister faces a barrage of challenges and perhaps the incoming leader would be divested of significant power that the government used to enjoy under ex-premier Nawaz Sharif, the US media said. “The ousting of Nawaz Sharif as Pakistan’s prime minister by the court and the takeover of the position by his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif could hand more power to the country’s military establishment,” wrote the Wall Street Journal newspaper. “Shahbaz Sharif has a history of being less…