ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif was unanimously elected PML-N's new President on Tuesday.
According to details, no other candidate from the party filed nomination papers hence Shehbaz was elected unopposed.
Shehbaz Sharif's nomination papers were submitted to the Election Commission where he would be listed as PML-N's president.
The decision to elect Shehbaz was taken after Nawaz Sharif was barred from serving as PML-N's president following a verdict of the apex court in February.
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Shehbaz was nominated as PML-N's acting president by Nawaz Sharif in February.
Addressing the General Council after his election, Shehbaz Sharif called for removing hurdles in the way of political process.
He said we all have to play our role in ensuring continuity of the democratic process and holding of free, fair and transparent elections.
The new President of PML (N) said there are great challenges ahead but expressed the confidence that he would be able to tackle them with the support of the party and the masses.
He said there is need to ensure dispensation of justice and bridge the yawning gap between the rich and the poor.
Shehbaz Sharif paid tributes to the leadership qualities of Mian Nawaz Sharif and said he would seek guidance from him in the discharge of his responsibilities.
He also hoped that justice would done to Mian Nawaz Sharif.
He said despite all conspiracies and anti-development nexus PML-N will succeed in its mission to serve the country and its people.
Later addressing the meeting, ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif said that PML-N successfully ended load-shedding and eliminated terrorism from the country since 2013.
He said that dozens of energy and infrastructure have been completed and a number of others are underway to put the country on path of development and progress.