Pakistan election highlights: According to the nationwide survey, PTI is leading with 29 per cent, followed by PMLN at 25 per cent and Pakistan Peoples Party led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at 20 per cent. Pakistan also follows the first-past-the-post system.
Asif, one of Pakistan's most prominent politicians, is part of Sharif's inner circle and one of the most senior figures in the ruling part. He earlier headed the defence and power ministries and was foreign minister until the court disqualified him.
Opposition lawmakers tore up paper copies of the Election Bill 2017, passed by the Senate last week, that allowed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to become the party president again. The vote was more of a formality as PML-N has a vast majority.
The anti-graft body also froze the bank accounts and seized properties of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and his family members to put pressure on them to appear before the court. Sharif's family has alleged that the cases are politically motivated.