Senator Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Nasar was appointed interim chairman of the PML-N in a meeting of the party’s central working committee in Islamabad on Thursday, credible sources within the party told DawnNews.

According to a source, Senator Nasar’s name had been approved a day earlier by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif after the proposal did not meet much resistance from party leaders.

The source further said that the name for PML-N’s permanent party chief will be decided upon on September 7.

Chaudhary Nisar, however, expressed reservations over the fact that Sardar Nasar’s name as Nawaz Sharif’s interim successor was leaked to the media even before the central working committee’s meeting, the source said.

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