Shehbaz likely to succeed Nawaz

Islamabad
28 Jul 2017

Pakistan's Punjab province chief minister Shehbaz Sharif is likely to be made Prime Minister after his brother Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court over the Panama Papers scandal, according to a media report. After a consultative session of the ruling PML-N, Shehbaz has emerged as the most likely candidate to be the next prime minister of Pakistan after an interim premier has served the 45-day period, Geo News reported. Shehbaz, 65, is currently serving as the chief minister of Punjab.