ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday has been elected as permanent president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) unopposed.
The decision was taken during a session of Central General Council in Islamabad.
Reports said that no one from the party had submitted nomination papers in contest with Shehbaz Sharif however; the formal announcement will be made afterwards.
Meanwhile, Chairman Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Mahmood Virk said that the final list will be issued after scrutiny of the papers.
Earlier on February 28, Central Working Committee of the ruling PML-N decided to elect Shehbaz Sharif as party’s acting president.
The important decision was taken a week after the Supreme Court ordered that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif be removed as head of the political party he founded, six months after the court disqualified him as the country’s leader over unreported income.
Sharif is also being tried by a separate anti-corruption court on other charges – proceedings ordered by the Supreme Court last July – and could face jail when that trial winds up as soon as next month.