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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Nawaz Sharif Passes the Torch: Shehbaz Sharif Nominated as PML-N’s PM Candidate

Nawaz Sharif has managed to sideline himself from PDM 2.0 in an attempt that is seen by many as a face-saving move.

Shehbaz Sharif has emerged as the prime ministerial candidate of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), replacing his elder brother Nawaz Sharif. The decision came after a series of last-minute developments within the party, leading to speculation and anticipation among political observers and the public alike.

The decision was announced by former federal information minister and PMLN spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on X.

 

Nawaz Sharif’s decision to withdraw from the prime ministerial race reflects the position of PML-N’s amidst allegations of rigging. Despite previously being nominated as the sole PM candidate from PMLN, Nawaz recognized the need for adaptation in light of the split mandate and changing political landscape. He has managed to sideline himself from the PDM 2.0 in an attempt that is seen by many as a face-saving move.

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According to party spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, Nawaz Sharif will now assume a new role within the party, focusing on nominating key individuals for influential positions. This highlights Nawaz’s continued influence and involvement in the political affairs of Pakistan, despite stepping away from the frontline.

As Shehbaz Sharif prepares to lead the PML-N’s coalition government, he faces both challenges and opportunities on the political horizon. With a mandate to navigate the complexities of governance and coalition-building, Shehbaz must demonstrate effective leadership and diplomatic acumen to address the diverse needs and aspirations of the Pakistani populace.

Moreover, Shehbaz’s leadership will be closely scrutinized both domestically and internationally, as Pakistan grapples with pressing socio-economic and geopolitical challenges.