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PM Abbasi hints at amending Article 62 of Constitution

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday hinted at bringing an amendment in Article 62-1(f) of the Constitution, which requires a public representative to be “Sadiq and Ameen” (truthful and honest).

 Abbasi said his party, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), will decide whether he was to stay as premier for 45 days or longer.

He said that Nawaz Sharif proposed his name for the prime minister and everyone extended his support in its favour.

The prime minister said his government, together with the opposition, may bring a constitutional amendment bill to make amends to Article 62.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified Nawaz Sharif under the same article.

He said Nawaz Sharif has directed him not to come to Punjab House, however, added that he would go there.

“Upon reaching there, I would do as asked by Nawaz Sharif,” he added.