Shahbaz Sharif confirmed as next Pakistan premier


Abdul Basit

Islamabad – Shahbaz Sharif will be the successor of Nawaz Sharif as the prime minister of Pakistan but Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will be interim prime minister of Pakistan till the former get elected on National Assembly seat.
The name of the next prime minister of Pakistan will be announced today during a meeting of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the Capital.
The Parliamentary Committee meeting of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the National Assembly has been Saturday at the Punjab House, Islamabad, to formally approve the name of next prime minister after Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court in Panama leaks case.
Nawaz Sharif will preside over the meeting, scheduled to be held at 4:00 PM.
The meeting will formally endorse decisions of Friday’s consultative moot which proposed the name of Shahbaz Sharif for the office of Prime Minister unanimously.
An interim prime minister will be brought in for 45 days to facilitate Shehbaz Sharif’s election as Member of the National Assembly from NA-120, Lahore, that has fallen vacant due to the verdict of the Supreme Court, source said.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will replace Nawaz Sharif as the prime minister of the country and Hamza Sharif will replace his father as Punjab chief minister, sources revealed.
National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and former Federal Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi are being considered to become interim premier and final decision would be taken in the Parliamentary Party’s meeting today, the sources confirmed.