Brother of ousted Pakistani PM seen as successor
Shahbaz Sharif, 65, the chief minister of the vast Punjab province that accounts for more than half of Pakistan’s 190 million people, will need to be first elected to the national assembly before he can take over as leader of the country.
Nawaz Sharif’s resignation yesterday has plunged the nuclear-armed nation into political turmoil after several years of relative stability.
Sharif quit after he was disqualified by the Supreme Court over undeclared assets.
The court has also ordered a criminal investigation into Sharif, 67, and his family. (Agencies)