CM Shehbaz’s presence in Punjab more beneficial for PML-N: Sanaullah

LAHORE (City News) – Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Tuesday advised Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif not to leave the provincial leadership.

Speaking to a journalist in Lahore, he said Punjab should not be disturbed politically and the chief minister can go for premiership after 2018 general election.

“Keeping in view the pace and quality of different projects in Punjab, his presence is more beneficial for province and the PML-N,” Sanaullah said.

It may be mentioned here that the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party has vowed a smooth transition, with Nawaz Sharif loyalist Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to be elected interim prime minister until Shehbaz becomes eligible to take over by winning a parliamentary by-election expected within two months.

Shehbaz Sharif, 65, has been in Nawaz’s shadow during their three decades in politics, forging a reputation as a workaholic administrator obsessed with infrastructure mega-projects in the vast Punjab province, the family’s powerbase that is home to more than half of Pakistan’s 190 million people.

The Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Nawaz from office over undeclared income and ordered a criminal investigation into him and his family.

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