Nawaz Sharif Declares Brother Shehbaz Sharif as PM Candidate of Possible Coalition Govt in Pakistan

In a new political development, instead of the party chief and three-time former PM Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz on Tuesday nominated its president Shehbaz Sharif as the prime ministerial candidate of Pakistan.

Taking to X, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, 74, has nominated his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif, 72, a candidate for the slot of prime minister and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, 50, for chief minister of Punjab province.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has already announced his withdrawal from the PM race. Bilawal said, his party would support ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s party from outside without being part of the new government.

But the independent candidates supported by jailed former PM Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) have won the highest number of seats in the Pakistan Parliament.

But none among the PML-N, the PPP, or the PTI have the necessary seats in the Pakistan National Assembly to form government. So, the PML-N and PPP have joined hands to form a coalition government in Pakistan.

PML-N is reported to be enjoying the support of the powerful Pakistan Army.

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