LAHORE - Joint candidate of the Pakistan Muslim League and Pakistan Peoples Party Shahbaz Sharif has been elected unopposed to become the Chief Minister of Punjab when he was the only one to file the nomination papers for the office. This was by virtue of the fact that the Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal declared the nomination papers of President PML-N Shahbaz Sharif valid for the election of the leader of the house while no other Candidate filed his nomination papers. He will take oath of his office here on Sunday (today) after being elected as Leader of the House of the Punjab Assembly on Sunday morning. He will get vote of confidence on Monday (tomorrow). On the other hand, the Pakistan Muslim League (Q) leadership has announced to boycott the proceedings of the Punjab Assembly. Shahbaz Sharif filed 30 nomination papers to contest the election of the Leader of the House while no other candidate submitted papers to contest the polls till the specified time of 9 pm on Saturday. Rana Iqbal after scrutiny of the papers declared the candidature of Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif valid for the election. Earlier, Shahbaz Sharif accompanied by senior party leaders including Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa, outgoing CM Punjab Dost Muhammad Khan Khosa and Rana Sanaullah came to the Punjab Assembly on Saturday afternoon, submitted his nomination papers with the Secretary Punjab Assembly. Talking to media men on reaching Punjab Assembly, Shahbaz said his Party had firm stance on the restoration of the deposed judges, as it believed that the reinstatement of the judges was the key to the solution of the problems being faced by the people of Pakistan at present. To a question posed regarding the allegations being levelled by the opposition - they were not allowed to take part in the business of the House - Shahbaz Sharif said the opposition had nothing to do because the people of the country had rejected them, and their policies had brought nothing positive except the fact that these had put the national stability on stake. "The present crises price hike, unemployment, lawlessness and load-shedding are the result of the previous political dispensation. How can they justify their policies, which have multiplied the people's problems?" he quizzed, while adding that his government would meet these all challenges, and resolve issues according to the expectations and wishes of the people. When questioned about his priorities as the Chief Minister Punjab, he said he would inform the media about the priorities of his government after his election to the office. "My party believes in serving the people, and this will be the thumb rule to be followed for the progress and development of the Punjab," he added