Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif took oath as Pakistan’s 23rd Prime Minister on Monday evening, hours after he was elected for the top post.Shehbaz Sharif is the younger brother of the former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
During the national assembly session for electing the new Prime Minister, Sharif got a total of 174 votes, two more than 172 needed to be elected.
Right after being chosen as the Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif spoke on a range of issues including holding a briefing on Imran Khan’s foreign conspiracy claims and establishing better relations with India.
Sharif was administered oath by Chairman senate Sadiq Sanjarani after President Arif Alvi complained of discomfort and was advised to rest for a few days.
Before Shehbaz was elected as the Prime Minister, PTI lawmakers resigned in a move to pressure the new ruling party and its allies to call for elections.
And on Sunday, a large number of protests were staged in parts of Pakistan by PTI supporters against the ouster of Khan.
The protesters including women and children showed their solidarity with Khan during the rally that started at 9 pm on Sunday and lasted till 3 am on Monday.