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Can't replace Nawaz Sharif: Shahbaz on becoming PML-N chief

IANS  |  Lahore 

and younger brother of Nawaz Sharif, was elected unopposed the of the ruling Muslim League-Nawaz at a convention of the party's on Tuesday.

In his first address after officially taking the reins of the party, the younger Sharif said no one from the party can replace -- the former who was ousted by the country's apex court last year.

PML-N leaders held a grand general convention on Tuesday to welcome the new

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and other bigwigs of PML-N were also part of the convention.

took the stage and expressed his gratitude to saying: "I have been selected as the of the PML-N. It is an important but difficult task for me. I am aware of the responsibility that has been bestowed on me."

"Nawaz was our Quaid today, tomorrow and forever," he added.

He further said that he understands that this is not just PML-N's fortune but the entire nation's that they have Nawaz Sharif as their leader.

Shehbaz said PML-N also "enjoys support from minorities, ensuring us national security". He confidently stated that "(Tehreek-e-Insaf chief) and (former of People's Party Asif Ali) Zardari combined cannot defeat Nawaz under any circumstance".

He further added that "It is a huge opportunity for me that Nawaz has bestowed this challenge upon me. I am humbled and scared also but I will continue working hard with your blessings".



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 19:48 IST