Thursday, August 18, 2022

Pakistan parliament set to elect Imran Khan’s replacement

The parliament of Pakistan has laid out plans to elect a new Prime Minister to replace Imran Khan who was ousted last week through a vote of no confidence.

Shehbaz Sharif who is the leader of opposition has stood as the favourite replacement that will end a week long standoff of the constitution.

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Shehbaz is also the brother of Nawaz Sharif who is a three time Prime Minister before he was blocked from vying in 2017 by the Supreme Court in Pakistan. He later left the country to receive urgent medical treatment following a 10-year jail sentence that end after a few months.

Pakistan a country ruled by military for the longest time elected Imran Khan, a former cricket star in 2018 to serve the country but his rule hit rock bottom recently leading to high interest rates before a vote of no confidence was passed against him.

Even after the news, Khan blamed the US for his troubles as his supporters demonstrated against his departure blocking major roadsin Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar. His Twitter handle still indicates he is the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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