Opposition plans rally amid condemnation of plan to install Nawaz Sharif ally as interim PM until Sharif’s brother is eligible

Pakistan’s parliament will elect a new prime minister on Tuesday to replace ousted leader Nawaz Sharif, with ruling party stalwart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expected to become interim leader until Sharif’s own brother is eligible.

The confirmation from parliament came after Pakistan’s president, Mamnoon Hussain, convened a special session following Sharif’s decision to put forward his ally Abbasi as interim leader and named his brother Shahbaz, 65, as long-term successor.

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