LAHORE -- Shahbaz Sharif, the younger brother of former prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, was chosen acting president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party Tuesday (February 27).
Pakistan's Supreme Court last year ousted Nawaz Sharif after corruption allegations. Last week, the court banned him from leading his party, ruling that a disqualified politician cannot lead a political party.
The party presented a united front with the election of Shahbaz as acting president. Shahbaz is chief minister of Punjab Province. The party appointed Nawaz Sharif its guide "for life".
Nawaz Sharif received heavy applause at a PML-N meeting in Lahore when he nominated his brother to serve as acting president.