PAK­ISTAN NAMES AB­BASI IN­TERIM PRIME MIN­IS­TER

USA TODAY Weekend Extra - - NEWS - Staff and wire re­ports

Pak­istan’s rul­ing party named se­nior law­maker Shahid Khaqan Ab­basi to be prime min­is­ter on Sat­ur­day, a day af­ter the Supreme Court re­moved Nawaz Sharif from of­fice over ac­cu­sa­tions that he con­cealed as­sets.

Sharif pro­posed Ab­basi as in­terim prime min­is­ter at the meet­ing of the Pak­istan Mus­lim League party in Is­lam­abad. His re­quest was en­dorsed by law­mak­ers from his party.

Ab­basi is ex­pected to win the re­quired vote eas­ily when the Na­tional Assem­bly meets next week.

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