After the long-awaited Supreme Court’s (SC) ruling of disqualification of Nawaz Sharif on Panama Case, there is uncertainty in the political and governmental affairs of the country as currently Pakistan has no Prime Minister (PM) and it’s being predicted that who will be the next PM.
Soon after the verdict, Nawaz Sharif resigned from his post, and now the seat waits for the next Premier of the country.
As the head of PML-N, Nawaz Sharif will nominate the candidate for the further selection of PM in the National Assembly.
Though it’s a question too, that whether being disqualified, is Nawaz capable enough to be the President of his party even?
However, different candidates are expected to be nominated by ex-PM of the country.
1. Ayaz Sadiq
According to few media analysts, Ayaz Sadiq is most likely to be preferred as the new PM of the country.
He is currently the speaker of the lower house of the parliament and gained great popularity after defeating Imran Khan in general and then Aleem Khan in the by-election.
2. Shahbaz Sharif
The current Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab is also expected to be a choice to hold the chair of the next PM.
For Premiership, Shehbaz Sharif would have to first resign from the post of CM and then go for contesting as a candidate for the seat of PM.
3. Khawaja Asif
The current Defence Minister who also reportedly left for abroad before the Panama Case verdict might also be considered as a favorite one for the chair of head of the government.
4. Ahsan Iqbal
The Minister for planning and development, Ahsan Iqbal is one of the most liked members of the party and is regarded eligible enough to be the next Premier.
5. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
The Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan is also expected to be nominated by the Nawaz Sharif to hold the PM’s office as he shares a good association with the party.
However, Maryam Nawaz is one of the most predicted future candidates for the seat of PM but as the Nawaz’s daughter doesn’t possess any elected official post so she can not be nominated this time.