Islamabad, The newly elected Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will remain the prime minister of Pakistan till 2018 general election.The creditable sources have revealed that the disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has given permission to PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to permanent shift into PM house. The country security departments have also informed in this regard.
Sources said that newly-elected interim Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will continue as premier for the remaining 10-month tenure of PML-N as ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has indicated retaining his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif in the key province.
Earlier Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified by the top court in the Panama Papers case on July 28, had nominated his brother Shahbaz Sharif to succeed him after winning a by-election on his vacant seat in Lahore constituency NA120.
Abbasi was endorsed by Nawaz Sharif to hold the post for the interim arrangement of 45 days till Shahbaz makes it to Islamabad. After long discussions PML-N top leadership has decided to change the strategy and it is now finalized that Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to perform duties of Prime Minster till next general polls and Shahbaz to look after Punjab which is stronghold of PML-N.
On the other hand security department told in its report that PML-N candidate victory in NA-120 constituency is very thin that way CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif had early decided to also contest election from Okara constituency.