PML-N names Shahbaz as Punjab CM

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Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) chief Mian Nawaz Sharif has formally nominated his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif for the post of Punjab chief minister, a private news channel reported on Thursday.

Sharif had won seats from Lahore’s PP-159 and PP-161 and Rajapur’s PP-247 constituency.

The formal approval for provincial chief minister’s slot has been made prior to the Punjab Assembly’s parliamentary session.

The PML-N is leading in the provincial assembly with a two-third majority. Shahbaz has remained Punjab chief minister from 2008 to 2013.

Previously, he held this position from 1997 to 1999, when former dictator Pervez Musharraf toppled the government. He, along with his entire family, was sent to exile to Saudi Arabia. The entire family returned back to Pakistan in 2007.