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Shahbaz Sharif, Pakistan’s PM-in-waiting and dynastic heir

ISLAMABAD: Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif, Pakistan's prime minister-in-waiting and current chief minister of the powerful Punjab province, is considered the more intelligent younger brother of the charismatic three-time premier Nawaz. Shahbaz Sharif was named as his brother's successor Saturday, becoming heir to the Sharif political dynasty -- but first he will have to contest elections to win a national assembly seat. A tough administrator with a reputation for passionate outbursts and a fondness for hats, he was first…