Shehbaz Sharif, the 70-year-old brother of former PM Nawaz Sharif has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Junior Sharif succeeded Imran Khan, who was removed by a no-trust vote on Saturday.
This comes ahead of the election of the new Prime Minister. Mr Khan’s party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has also boycotted the voting staging a walkout before resignation en masse.
Shehbaz Sharif and his two sons Hamza Shehbaz and Suleman Shehbaz have also been named in a money laundering case.
A Pakistani court on Monday deferred the indictment of new Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz until April 27.
It also gave an extension on their anticipatory bail. The no-confidence vote against the Imran Khan-led PTI government was held in the National Assembly late Saturday night.
Soon the process of electing the new leader of the house began on Sunday. Shehbaz Sharif’s nomination papers were accepted by the Pak National Assembly Secretariat.
In the wake of this high-voltage political drama, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja is also mulling over resigning from his position.
This comes after the ouster of Imran Khan as PM of Pakistan. Ramiz is also a former Pakistan captain.
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