Shehbaz appointed as interim president of PMLN
Lahore (Web Desk): Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday appointed as the interim president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN).
The decision came after PMLN’s central committee meeting held earlier today. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Nawaz’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and Hamza Shehbaz were also present during the meeting.
PMLN also declared Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as the ‘Quaid for life’.
Nawaz Sharif, who had been disqualified as party president by the Supreme Court earlier this month, suggested the name of his younger brother as successor.
A meeting of the party’s general council will be held on March 6 when Shehbaz Sharif would be appointed as permanent president of the PML-N.
Shehbaz Sharif on his election tweeted as “Humbled by the confidence my leader Nawaz Sharif & CWC reposed in me. Vow to work day in and day out to come up to the expectation of the party leadership & workers. The journey of progress will continue unabated IA”.
After the disqualification of Nawaz as the PML-N head, there were speculations of a rift between the party as to who would be appointed as the party head. Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of Nawaz, and daughter Maryam, along with Shehbaz, were the top candidates to be possibly handed the baton to.