and he is the brother of nawaz sharif who has just stepped down. they are rubber-stamping a decision made by the ruling party that they want this guy, shahid khaqan abbasi, the former natural resources minister, to be an interim prime minister. what the mps are doing, they have to formally elect him in orderfor him to take the office of prime minister and that is what is happening in parliament at the moment but he is an interim leader. nawaz sharif, who was disqualified from office for corruption, he wants his younger brother, shahbaz sharif, to replace him as prime minister but the problem is that shahbaz sharif is not a member of parliament so he will take on nawaz sharif‘s seat and when he gets into parliament in about two months we will see a similar process where the national assembly members vote on him becoming prime minister and just as today, because the party has a significant majority, we expect him to bea significant majority, we expect him to be a shoo—in. significant majority, we expect him to be a shoo-in. could not be simpler!
now, this is the former pakistan prime minister nawaz sharif. he was ousted earlier this year because of corruption allegations. this is his wife kulsoom nawaz. she has just won the seat in lahore that he had to relinquish. look at the numbers though and there are mixed messages. both represent the pakistan muslim league, so it'll be pleased it got the seat. but this is local polling. vote was cast as being a referendum on the disqualification of the former prime minister. he was forced to step down following an anti—corruption enquiry. his wife was elected as his replacement, even though she is in london recovering from cancer treatment. his daughter, who led the election campaign in her mother's absence, said yesterday in a victory speech showed the pakistani public believed herfather was unfairly disqualified and that he was, as her party claims, the victim of a political conspiracy. but the winning majority of the ruling plm party decreased down from around 60% of the vote in the last election. they received just under 50% of the vote this
sharif, wins a crucial by—election. secunder kermani will explain what it means for next year's general election. the former england captain, wayne rooney, has been banned from driving for two years, and sentenced to a hundred hours of community service after admitting a charge of drink—driving. the everton striker was arrested earlier this month after being pulled—over by police officers in cheshire. 0ur sports editor dan roan was in court. rooney spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth, issuing a guilty plea through his solicitor, who said his client had genuine remorse for a terrible mistake. districtjudge john temperly handed rooney a two—year driving ban and ordered him to carry out 100 hours of unpaid community work. he was told to pay £170 in costs. i accept your morse is genuine, but despite everything i have heard i am not convinced a hefty fine would be as punitive sentence as a community order. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story: donald trump says bureau
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