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Shehbaz Sharif to be made interim PML-N president

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday called on ex-premier Nawaz Sharif at their residence in Jati Umra, where the former was apprised of being made the interim president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
At the meeting, Nawaz formally apprised the Punjab CM of the decision, sources said. The approval for making Shehbaz interim head of the party will be taken at a meeting of the PML-N central executive committee on February 27.
Sources further said the PML-N will hold intra-party elections to formally elect Shehbaz as the party president.
Earlier in a statement this evening, CM Punjab Shehbaz said that the faces of those levelling baseless allegations have been exposed.
“Niazi is the captain of liars,” remarked Shehbaz Sharif.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has displayed worst kind of performance in the province, said the CM Punjab.
He further said that any sane person will not give a vote to those doing negative politics in the next elections.
On February 22, sources said senior party leaders at a high-level PML-N meeting held at Punjab House recommended to make Shehbaz the president as he is a non-controversial and influential person.
Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz is likely to be elected the president of PML-N after Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court.
The apex court of Pakistan had announced its verdict on petitions challenging the Elections Act 2017, ruling that a person disqualified under Article 62 and 63 cannot serve as the head of a political party.
The decision by the three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar is considered another blow to the ruling PML-N as Nawaz Sharif will no longer remain the party’s president. As a result of the verdict, all decisions taken by Nawaz Sharif as PML-N’s president stand null and void.