Shehbaz Sharif becomes 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan

In Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif has become the 23rd prime minister the country after taking oath last night. Earlier, parliament elected the Opposition’s joint candidate Sharif as the country’s new prime minister. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief got 174 votes in the 342-member National Assembly.

Before the voting process, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf lawmakers walked out of the National Assembly shouting slogans against the Opposition parties’ leadership and the US after their candidate Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced his decision to boycott the session.

Mr Shehbaz had earlier contested for the Prime Ministership in 2018 as well in which Imran had received 176 votes and he could bag only 96 votes at the time. He has served three times as Punjab’s chief minister.

Mr. Shehbaz is the younger brother of PML-N supremo and thrice-elected prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

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