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Pakistan to elect new prime minister on Tuesday

Parliament will elect a new prime minister after the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif for corruption allegations.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan’s parliament will meet on Tuesday (1) to elect a new prime minister after the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif following an investigation into corruption allegations against his family. The ruling party named Sharif’s younger brother Shahbaz as his successor over the weekend, but he must first enter parliament by contesting the seat left vacant by Sharif. In the meantime the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which enjoys a majority in parliament, has nominated ex-oil minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as interim prime minister. The top court ousted Sharif Friday (28) after an investigation into corruption allegations against him and his family,…

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