Nawaz Sharif's brother Shehbaz Sharif to be next Pakistan PM, Shahid Abbasi as interim PM Saturday July 29,2017
Shehbaz Sharif, the chief minister of Pakistan's Punjab has been announced as the next prime minister of Pakistan whereas former Petroleum Minister and senior PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will be appointed as the interim Prime Minister
Abbasi will run the government as an interim Prime Minister until Nawaz Sharif's brother Shehbaz is elected as a member of parliament, says Pak media.
Shehbaz's ascension to the Prime Minister`s office was considered to be a foregone conclusion, as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) continues to hold a hefty majority in Parliament and can independently vote him into office
He will also likely seek election to the National Assembly from Nawaz Sharif's vacated seat, which was a PML-N stronghold, Dawn reported.
Shehbaz will have to forego his seat in the Punjab Assembly, and a new Chief Minister of the province will need to be chosen.