Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has called for a session of the National Assembly on Tuesday in order to elect an interim prime minister, Dawn News reported.
Hussain’s decision follows a Supreme Court ruling on the Panama Papers case involving Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in which he was disqualified after being deemed unfit to hold office.
According to Dawn News, the National Assembly will be convened at about 3pm on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office. Within hours of the ruling Sharif stepped down as Prime Minister.
Following a parliamentary committee meeting on Saturday, Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders, decided that the disgraced prime minister's younger brother, Shahbaz Sharif would stand as his permanent replacement.
Shahbaz's ascension to the prime minister's office is considered to be a foregone conclusion, as the PML-N continues to hold a hefty majority in parliament and can independently vote him into office, reported Dawn News.
However, Pakistan media reports indicate that Sharif on Saturday proposed senior lawmaker Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as interim prime minister.