The Pakistani Parliament has elected Abbasi, the new Prime Minister, to be the new head of government. He is considered to be a loyal follower of his predecessor, Nawaz Sharif, who had to give up for corruption. Sharif wants to install his brother as a premier in the long run.
The Pakistani Parliament has elected a successor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has been deposed for corruption. The parliament, in which Sharif’s PML-N party has a majority, appointed the former oil minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the new government leader.
Abbasi is supposed to take the post but only temporarily. The disarmed government minister Sharif wants to install his brother Shahbaz at the head of the government in the long term. However, Shahbaz Sharif has yet to move into parliament after a post-election, since he can not become a prime minister without a mandate. This should take some time.
Not affected by the corruption scandal so far
Abbasi is regarded as a loyal follower of Nawaz Sharif. His swearing-in is still to take place today.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif is currently the head of government of the province of Punjab; He has not been affected by the corruption scandal surrounding his brother’s family.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan had declared Nawaz Sharif disqualified on Friday because he could not prove that his family had acquired their great fortune in a lawful manner.