Shahbaz Sharif To Be Elected As Next Pakistan Prime Minister
Bhubaneswar: April 11: After Imran Khan, cricketer-turned-politician lost the no-confidence vote in the National Assembly, political happenings move fast in Pakistan. The meeting of three opposition leaders have met and discussed regarding the formation of next ministry on Sunday. As expected, President of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shahbaz Sharif, shall be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Opposition parties also discussed regarding electoral reforms and pledged to work together in the public interest.
Shahbaz Sharif, has submitted his nomination papers at the National Assembly Secretariat to contest the re-election for the slot of the Prime Minister. PTI’s Shah Mahmood Qureshi, former foreign minister, also submitted his papers for the post. National Assembly Secretariat announced that the nomination papers of both candidates were scrutinized, after which they were accepted.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) took out rallies in several cities of Pakistan like Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar, Malakand, Multan Khanewal, Khyber, Jhang and Quetta to protest the ouster of former prime minister Imran Khan.
Earlier in the day, ousted prime minister Khan tweeted that today marked the beginning of a “freedom struggle” against what he said was a “foreign conspiracy of regime change” in Pakistan.
Imran tried his best to avoid voting on the no-confidence motion. But, the joint Opposition succeeded to oust Imran. 174 members of the 342 -member National Assembly voted against Imran Khan’s Ministry.