Shehbaz Sharief Is Pakistan’s New Prime Minister

SRINAGAR: Shehbaz Sharif is now the Prime Minister of Pakistan. He polled 174 votes in the Pakistan parliament that was boycotted by his predecessor’s members.

Shahbaz Sharief

Khan’s PTI is planning a mass resignation from parliament and provincial assemblies.

After getting elected, Shehbaz moved from opposition benches to the already-empty treasury seats. In his brief speech, Sharif thanks Allah and Supreme Court for “saving Pakistan”, Pakistan newspaper Dawn reported. Shahbaz is the joint candidate of Pakistan’s political class excepting PTI led by Imran Khan.

Talking about the letter that Khan’s PTI made an issue around for all these days, Sharief said it was a “lie, drama and fraud” and “neither did I see it nor anyone showed it to me.”

However, he announced that he intended to hold an in-camera briefing of the parliamentary committee on security, where the military leadership, Inter-Services Intelligence director general, foreign secretary and the ambassador who sent the letter should be present.

Reports suggest that Nawaz Sharief would be flying home after the Eid. He had moved out of Pakistan for health reasons but not returned owing to cases that the Khan government had opened against him.

With Sharif’s election to the top position, Pakistan is expected to start stabilising. Most of Pakistan did not sleep last night on Khan’s protest call.

Shahbaz is the younger brother of Nawaz, a business family that was supported by dictators to get into politics. Their mother is from Shopain village and their father is from an Anantnag village. Their parents had migrated from Kashmir during the early Dogra rule.

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