Lahore (Staff Report): Senator Sardar Mohammad Yaqoob Khan Nasir has been appointed as interim president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after the disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

According to details, the party's central working committee met in Islamabad on Thursday to officially approving his appointment.

Earlier on Wednesday, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had chosen Senator Sardar Yaqoob Khan to become interim president of the party following the notice of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to elect its new president after disqualification of Nawaz Sharif.

According to reports, Nawaz discussed Nasir's interim presidency with the senior party leadership at his residence and is said to have received no serious resistance to the proposal.

Nasir was serving as the party's senior vice president and was elected senator in 2015 after party stalwart Iqbal Zafar Jhagra became governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.