ISLAMABAD – A senior journalist, who is also considered to be close to the ruling leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday claimed that the next prime minister would be a lady without revealing the name.

Talking to Geo News, Saleh Zafar said that a meeting chaired by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is underway after the Supreme Court announced a landmark decision in Panama Papers case against the Sharif family and disqualified the Nawaz Sharif.

He said that name of next prime minister would be announced after two or three hours, besides dropping a hint that a lady would be installed as premier, although he did not mention any name.

On Friday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for life for being dishonest to the nation, in a landmark decision in the Panamagate case.

The 5-o verdict was announced by a five-judge bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa – the same judge who had commenced his dissenting note in the April 20 judgment with a quote from The Godfather, a novel by Mario Puzo about a mafia family in Italy. The verdict declared Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ‘disqualified’ for not being honest to the nation.