According to details, the spokesperson of the Prime Minister’s House revealed that Nawaz Sharif had sent the advice to appoint Jhagra as governor to President Mamnoon Hussain for approval. Zafar Iqbal Jhagra is a known PML-N loyalist and one of the most prominent members of the party. He is also considered a close confidant of Nawaz Sharif and played a prominent role in organising the party when it was lacking leadership.
He has been elected as the secretary general of Pakistan Muslim League (N) and was elected to the Senate in 2008 for the second time. He had also served as the secretary general of the Alliance for Restoration of Democracy Movement (ARDM). Iqbal Zafar Jhagra had contested elections for the Senate in 2012 but had lost.