Pak Election Body Asks Nawaz Sharif's Party To Appoint His Replacement

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Pakistan’s interim prime minister

"Choosing his wife over his brother will deepen the crisis of credibility for Nawaz Sharif", said Mosharraf Zaidi, a columnist.

It is to mention here that the former prime minister had earlier wished his younger brother Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to succeed him as prime minister (after contesting from NA-120 to become a National Assembly member).

The President apprised the Prime Minister of his recent foreign visits wherein he highlighted the grave human rights violations by Indian security forces in IOK.

Nawaz Sharif planned to reach Gujranwala on Thursday night but eventually chose to reach Jhelum where he addressed his followers and eventually made a decision to stay overnight in the town. Sharif, in recent meetings with party leaders, lawyers and the media, has expressed his displeasure over the court rulings. "Promise me you won't allow your prime minister to be humiliated this way", he said.

A senior PML-N figure in Lahore confirmed that the chief minister would not be contesting the seat, a move likely to leave Abbasi in charge until the next general elections, likely in mid-2018.


He has also planned to deliver speeches at important places where even bigger crowds of supporters are expected to turn up. The caravan started its journey for Sharif's hometown Lahore from Punjab House Islamabad at 12:00 p.m. Punjab time (7:00 a.m. GMT) and would pass through various cities and towns along the historic Grand Trunk Road. "When will the people's mandate be respected?"

Many lining the route had Wednesday voiced frustration with Pakistan's political elite - but in Jhelum Thursday, Sharif found support.

Pakistan's next parliamentary election is due in mid-2018, and Hussain said he would be voting for the opposition Pakistan People's Party (PPP).

The rally came a day after Sharif said he was determined to go to his home despite Monday's truck bombing in Lahore, in which two people were killed. "It is the linchpin of the democratic order and oxygen for political parties", he said. Sharif also announced that he respects the decision despite serious reservations.

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