After 174 votes were cast in Pakistan’s 342-seat parliament, Shehbaz Sharif is chosen as the country’s next prime minister. Acting Speaker Ayaz Sadiq declared, “Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has been elected prime minister.” The newly elected minister will now establish a new administration that will last until the general elections in August 2023. So, the final decalartion is Shehbaz Sharif Elected Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Ayaz Sadiq, presided over the session. Sadiq read out the rules and procedure for the election of the prime minister and asked for the bells to ring for five minutes so that all lawmakers could come inside the halls before the voting began.
After the bells stopped ringing, he said the assembly’s entrances and exits would be locked and remain so until the voting concluded. First, however, Mr. Sadiq read out the names of the contenders, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and PTI’s Shah Mahmood Qureshi. In a slip of the tongue, he named PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif one of the contenders and quickly corrected himself, clarifying that he meant to say Shehbaz. Then, he said, “I apologize, Shehbaz Sahab; Nawaz’s name remains in my heart.”
However, The newly elected prime minister said the country was on the way to posting the most significant budget deficit in its history and historical trade and current account deficits. In his winning speech, Mr. Sharif said that his new government faced the huge challenge of bringing the economy back on track following Khan’s mismanagement.
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