Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday was nominated by the opposition as the joint candidate for the prime minister’s election scheduled tomorrow at 2 pm local time, Pakistan news channel ARY News reported.
The PML-N leader’s nomination comes a day after Imran Khan was removed from the post of prime minister after losing the no-confidence vote in the 342-member Pakistan assembly.
After he was nominated by the opposition, Sharif tweeted, “Special thanks to media, civil society, lawyers, my Quaid Nawaz Sharif, Asif Zardari, Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman, Bilawal Bhutto, Khalid Maqbool, Khalid Magsi, Mosin Dawar, Ali Wazir, Amir Haider Hoti & leaders & workers of all political parties for standing up for the Constitution!”.
Shehbaz Sharif is the younger brother of three-time Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif who was dismissed from office in 2017 and then jailed on corruption charges. He is currently in United Kingdom after being released on bail for medical treatment.