Shahbaz Sharif will need parliamentary approval to replace Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified over corruption allegations

Pakistan’s ruling party has nominated the younger brother of the ousted prime minister as the country’s next leader, after Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the country’s supreme court on Friday after corruption allegations.

As its new leader Shahbaz Sharif will face the task of steering the ruling PML-N party through political turmoil until next year’s election and fending off a rising challenge from opposition leader Imran Khan who emerged as the big winner from the supreme court ruling.

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