ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif or the former first lady Kulsoom Nawaz may succeed Nawaz Sharif as the next prime minister of Pakistan.
According to details, a party session headed by Nawaz Sharif decided that the party will complete it’s fiver year term in power while Nawaz suggested that his brother and current Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif should be nominated as the next prime minister.
Reports suggested that an interim prime minister will be brought in to fill the vacuum who will be appointed for 45 days before Shehbaz is elected.
Some of the party leaders have voiced their concerns over nominating Shehbaz Sharif as Prime Minister as the party will then have to look for his replacement as Chief Minister Punjab.
On the other hand, sources say that a suggestion to nominate the former first lady Kulsoom Nawaz as Prime Minister is also under consideration.
Reports suggest that if the party approves, Kulsoom Nawaz will be elected on reserved seats for women and then be made PM.
Sources claimed that the names of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Speaker of the National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq were also under consideration for the post.