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Shahbaz Sharif elected as 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan, to take oath tonight

Punjab Tribune Bureau | April 11, 2022 05:59 PM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's brother Shahbaz Sharif has been elected the 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan. He was voted by 174 members of the National Assembly while Shah Mehmood Qureshi did not get a single vote.

Shahbaz Sharif was the joint candidate of the United Opposition of Pakistan for the post of Prime Minister. Voting took place in the vote of confidence on Monday, in which his already considered victory was stamped.

As soon as the session of the National Assembly began on Monday, members of Imran Khan's party announced mass resignation.

Imran Khan claims that he has been ousted from power under a conspiracy at the behest of America.

Shahbaz Sharif is now the new Prime Minister of the country, replacing Imran Khan, who was ousted from power after the no-confidence motion was passed in the National Assembly on Sunday.

A case related to hawala transactions is going on against Shahbaz Sharif, whose next hearing is to be held on April 27. Meanwhile, the court has stayed his arrest till April 27.

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