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Imran Khan out, Shehbaz Sharif and Shah Qureshi nominated to replace as Pakistan PM

Punjab Tribune Bureau | April 10, 2022 03:36 PM

ISLAMABAD: Hours after the ousting of Imran Khan, Shehbaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Khan's party) have been nominated as prime ministerial candidates, ARY NEWS reported on Sunday.

 

Imran Khan was removed as Prime Minister of Pakistan after he lost a vote of confidence in Parliament, making him the first elected PM to be removed from office in this manner. The National Assembly session, which began on Saturday 10. 30 am, was adjourned multiple times. Acting speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said 174 lawmakers had voted in favour of the motion, “consequently the vote of no confidence has passed”. Pakistan’s Parliament is set to meet on Monday to elect a new prime minister.

 

According to Reuters, Shehbaz Sharif, the younger brother of three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif, is Khan’s likely successor. Notable, Sharif led the Opposition’s bid to topple Khan via the no-confidence vote.

 

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s investigation agency FIA has put its immigration staff at all international airports on high alert with a directive to stop any government official linked to the Imran Khan regime from travelling abroad without a No-Objection Certificate, a media report said on Sunday.

 

Hours after Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted from power through a no-confidence motion in the National Assembly on Sunday, his close aide's house here was raided and his family's mobile phones were confiscated, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf has alleged. Dr Arsalan Khalid had worked as the focal person for Khan on the digital media team since 2019.

"Ex Focal person on PM Imran Khan on Digital, Dr Arsalan Khalid's home has been raided and they have taken all phones from his family," Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) said on Twitter. "He has never abused anyone on social media & never attacked any institutions,” another tweet said.

The party has urged the Federal Investigation Agency to investigate this incident. Khalid is a graduate of King Edward Medical University and an entrepreneur, and had earlier led the PTI Lahore chapter social media, according to Geo TV report.

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