PAKISTAN NAMES ABBASI INTERIM PRIME MINISTER
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.