Pakistan PM doubts
LAHORE: Interim Pakistani leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi took control of prime ministerial duties yesterday after a guard of honour amid growing uncertainty that the brother of ousted leader Nawaz Sharif will eventually take over the job as planned.
Sharif, disqualified by the Supreme Court last week, named Abbasi as temporary prime minister and outlined plans for brother Shahbaz Sharif to take over once he contests and wins a parliamentary by-election in less than two months. But doubts seem to have surfaced. Reuters