Islamabad (July 29, 2017): The informal consultative meeting of the top leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) at Prime Minister House ended with party leaders reposing complete trust in Nawaz Sharif’s leadership.
The informal marathon meeting, which lasted for over four hours, decided that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will be succeeding Nawaz Sharif as next Prime Minister.
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The meeting held hours before the parliamentary party meeting wherein the name of Nawaz’s successor will be announced formally.
Sources said the meeting, which was attended by top leadership of the party, also deliberated over other key issues including who will be prime minister for the interim period till Shahbaz Sharif election as MNA, Shahbaz replacement as Chief Minister Punjab and party leadership.
After deliberations, sources added, the senior PML-N leaders empowered Nawaz Sharif to take decision on its own.
The meeting was attended by top aides of Nawaz Sharif including Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Khwaja Saad Rafique, Khwaja Muhammad Asif, Birjees Tahir, Asif Kirmani, Ahsan Ibqal, Sardar Mehtab Abbasi, Abdul Qadir Baloch, Shahid Khaqab Abbasi and others.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif also attended the consultative meeting.
Sources said that the decision of the successor of Nawaz Sharif was made in the close and informal huddle and it would be announced in the parliamentary party meeting which has been convened today at 4:00 pm.
The parliamentary party meeting will give approval of the nominee who will be next Prime Minister of the country.