Pakistan PM election
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s lawmakers will elect a new prime minister tomorrow to replace ousted leader Nawaz Sharif, with ruling party stalwart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expected to become interim leader until Sharif ’s own brother is eligible.
The confirmation from parliament came after Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain convened a special session following Sharif ’s decision to put forward his ally Abbasi as interim leader and named his brother Shahbaz, 65, as long-term successor.
Sharif ’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party holds a majority in parliament with 188 of 342 seats in the body. Reuters