Shahbaz Sharif was elected unopposed as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan’s party boycotted the election. Shortly before this, the Parliament session was starting to elect a new Prime Minister in Pakistan. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif, considered a prime ministerial candidate after Imran Khan was ousted from power, is a staunch realist and over the years he has earned the reputation of being an outspoken person. Shahbaz, the 70-year-old younger brother of three-time former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has been three-time chief minister of the country’s most populous and politically important Punjab province.
This is the first time that his party, the PML-N – especially its supremo Nawaz Sharif – has agreed to his name for the post of prime minister. Former President and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-president Asif Ali Zardari had proposed Shahbaz name for the post of Prime Minister in a joint opposition meeting. Imran Khan was removed from the post of Prime Minister through a no-confidence motion in the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, late on Saturday.
Tehreek-e Insaf Prime Minister Candidate Shah Mehmooh Qureshi boycotted the voting to select the Prime Minister. Ahead of the election of the new Prime Minister in Pakistan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party decided to resign from the Parliament.
According to ARY News, Imran Khan had earlier said that he would not sit in the house with “thieves”.
In Pakistan, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s national president Shahbaz Sharif is the biggest candidate of the United Front of the opposition.
The Parliamentary Party meeting of Tehreek-e-Insaf Party was held in Pakistan before the new session of Parliament to be held to elect a new Prime Minister.
According to Radio Pakistan, this meeting has been done in Parliament. The meeting was presided over by former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
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