Ex-oil min­is­ter elected as PM

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Law­mak­ers on Tues­day elected for­mer petroleum min­is­ter Shahid Khaqan Ab­basi as the coun­try’s new prime min­is­ter, re­plac­ing ousted vet­eran leader Nawaz Sharif. The rul­ing PML-N party used its ma­jor­ity in the Na­tional As­sem­bly to in­stall Ab­basi, after the Supreme Court last week or­dered Sharif dis­qual­i­fied from of­fice over cor­rup­tion charges.

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