• Tuesday, November 29, 2022

ASIA

Pakistan hunts for new PM as Sharif’s ousting divides country

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s has been disqualified from office as Pakistan look for interim replacement.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan’s ruling party was to meet with parliamentarians Saturday (29) to begin nominations for an interim prime minister after the Supreme Court ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, a polarising move which plunged the country into political uncertainty. Sharif became the 15th prime minister in Pakistan’s 70-year history, which it has been under military rule for roughly half of, to be ousted before completing a full term when he was disqualified from office by the Supreme Court Friday (28). The decision brought an abrupt end to his third tenure as a democratically elected premier and sent his political opposition into the streets…

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