Shehbaz’s younger son likely to contest elections


LAHORE: Another son of Shehbaz Sharif, Salman Shehbaz is likely to step into politics as he has expressed his desire within the family circles to contest the July 25 polls, according to a local news outlet.

A source in the family tells the publication that Salman has shown his interest in taking part in the general election from the seats (NA-129 and PP-161) his father had won from Lahore in the 2013 vote.

A final decision about this, however, will be taken by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Quaid Nawaz Sharif.

The publication also said that like his father, Salman also enjoys a good repute with the ‘powers that matter’ and if allowed by the family to come into the electoral arena may prove a political asset for it.

Salman’s elder brother Hamza is already active in the politics since the whole family was in exile during the Musharraf era.