Nawaz nominates brother Shehbaz Sharif as PM candidate

ANI | Updated: Dec 21, 2017 17:48 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec 21 (ANI): Ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday announced his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as the prime minister candidate in the upcoming elections.

According to The Express Tribune, Nawaz Sharif took the decision in a meeting of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leaders at his Jati Umra residence.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator, Nayyer Bukhari slammed the former prime minister's decision saying that Nawaz is just taking his royal lineage and Shehbaz Sharif is involved in a murder case.

The Pakistan Supreme Court had asked the NAB to file references against the Sharif family in connection with their Avenfield and other properties on July 28 and directed the trial court to decide the references within six months.

Nawaz is facing three corruption references in the accountability court filed by NAB as per the directions of the apex court.(ANI)