Nawaz Wants to See Shehbaz as Next PM

After he was disqualified on Friday by the Supreme Court over allegations of corruptions against his family, Nawaz Sharif stepped down from his position of Prime Minister of Pakistan. He said that he wanted to see his brother Shehbaz Sharif as the next prime minister. While meeting with his confidants, Mr. Sharif said that the final decision of who would be the next prime minister would be decided in a parliamentary meeting of his party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), he hoped his younger brother would be selected for the post.

Shehbaz Sharif is currently the chief minister of Punjab and Mr. Sharif said that the party would have to come up with other options for his post in case he was chosen as the next prime minister. Sources said that Shehbaz would run from the same seat his brother has been disqualified from i.e. NA-120, Lahore. Shehbaz would only be able to become prime minister if he is able to win a seat in the National Assembly.

The landmark decision taken by the Supreme Court has prevented Nawaz Sharif from completing his full-term in power for the third time. The five-judge bench of the top court was headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and the verdict was announced unanimously. The PM was disqualified due to his failure for disclosing his salary worth AES 10,000 that he had earned from UAE-based offshore firm, Capital FZE, which was still un-withdrawn.

The office of the Prime Minister said that he had chosen to step down from his post even though he had ‘serious reservations’ regarding the judicial process used for reaching the verdict. It also means that the federal cabinet is now dissolved. Who will be the next prime minister? That’s the question everyone is asking and Nawaz Sharif has shared his wishes.