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Shehbaz Sharif likely to be appointed as PML-N president

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leadership nominated Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as party president while Senator Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Nasar will serve the party in the capacity of acting president till the presidential election is held.

The meeting of PML-N’s central executive committee will take place on August 17 which is being held to hand over the reins of the party leadership to the acting president for indefinite period of time. The participants of the meeting will also discuss the circumstances regarding nomination of Shehbaz Sharif as future PML-N president.

Currently serving as Senator, Sardar Yaqoob Khan Nasar was elected as Member of National Assembly (MNA) from Loralai constituency on the ticket of PML-N in past. He has also served as the provincial president and central vice president of PML-N. Sardar Yaqoob Khan Nasar is the leader of the Nasar tribe, which holds significant influence in Balochistan.

He is also considered as a close aide to ex-premier Nawaz Sharif, who held the position of PML-N president till the ruling of his disqualification as PM and MNA by Supreme Court in Panama case. NNI

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