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Shehbaz Sharif Elected As Pakistan’s 24th Prime Minister

Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) President and candidate supported by seven other parties, has been elected as the 24th Prime Minister of Pakistan. He secured 201 votes, defeating PTI-backed and Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) nominated candidate Omar Ayub Khan, who received 92 votes in the polling on Sunday.

National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq officially announced the results, declaring Shehbaz Sharif as the 24th Prime Minister of the 16th National Assembly of Pakistan and the Leader of the House in the Parliament. The National Assembly session, which commenced with a delay, included a recitation of the Holy Quran, a reading of a Hadith, Naat, and the national anthem of Pakistan.

PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto, and other prominent figures from various parties were present in the National Assembly. The voting process concluded, with Akhter Mengal and JUI-F abstaining from the voting.

During the session, PTI-backed Sunni Ittehad Council members protested and raised slogans against PDM 2.0, a coalition of eight parties set to form the central government. PTI alleged that PDM leaders had stolen the mandate, while PMLN and PPP rejected the allegations.

Pakistan’s newly formed parliament elected Shehbaz Sharif as prime minister for the second time on Sunday, following delays caused by uncertain national elections three weeks ago. National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq announced Sharif’s victory after he secured 201 votes, surpassing the required 169 votes in the house.


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