Following the success of the no-confidence motion against former Prime Minister Imran Khan in the National Assembly, the Assembly convened today to elect a new Leader of the House, in which PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif was elected the 23rd Prime Minister of the country.
Moment-by-moment updates on the National Assembly session and the overall political situation in the country
Panel of Chair Ayaz Sadiq resumed the process for the election of the Prime Minister and conducted the voting process, as a result of which Shehbaz Sharif was elected Prime Minister with 174 votes.
The joint opposition in the National Assembly of Pakistan has moved a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan. The success of the movement depends on whether Imran Khan’s allies join hands with the opposition to show him the way out.
Imran Khan has four major allies, including the PML-Q with six seats, the BAP with five seats and the MQM with seven seats. There are clear indications that three of these parties are going with the opposition, so Imran Khan’s departure seems certain.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has announced that we will soon make Shahbaz Sharif prime minister.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the decision of MQM Pakistan to secede from the government and support the united opposition was historic considering the problems of Karachi and the province and the situation in the country. Has nothing to do with a no-confidence motion. If Karachi and Pakistan want development, then PPP and MQM have to work together in all circumstances.
Pakistan’s joint opposition has agreed on the name of Mian Shahbaz Sharif, the brother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Nawaz Sharif, who was declared ineligible for life by the Supreme Court in 2017, has been living in exile in London ever since. Shahbaz Sharif is expected to return to government and it is believed that Nawaz Sharif will also return to Pakistan after his brother takes over as Prime Minister.
Who is Shehbaz Sharif
Shehbaz SharifShehbaz Sharif has been the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018. Earlier, he had been the Chief Minister of Punjab three times, making him the longest-serving Chief Minister of the province.
Sharif, president of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), was elected to the Punjab Provincial Assembly in 1988 and to the National Assembly in 1990. He became the Chief Minister of Punjab in 1997.
However, after the military coup that toppled the government in 1999, Shahbaz and his family spent many years in self-imposed exile in Saudi Arabia. He returned to Pakistan in 2007. He was re-elected as the Chief Minister of Punjab for a second term after the victory of PML-N.