Pakistan Political Crisis: Shahbaz Sharif may become new PM of Pakistan

Pakistan Political Crisis:

In the National Assembly of Pakistan, Imran Khan had to face defeat in the midnight no-confidence motion. Imran Khan’s government has fallen in Pakistan. 

In the no-confidence motion, 174 votes were cast against Imran Khan and the way has been cleared for Shahbaz Sharif to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan came to power in 2018 with the promise of creating a ‘Naya Pakistan’. However, he failed miserably to address the fundamental problem of keeping commodity prices under check. The current term of the National Assembly was to end in August 2023.

Shahbaz Sharif, the head of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), is at the forefront of the race to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan. It is believed that on Monday, Shahbaz Sharif can take oath as the 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Pakistan’s National Assembly will vote to elect a new prime minister on April 11 (Monday) after Imran Khan’s government lost the no-confidence motion. 

The Dawn newspaper quoted Ayaz Sadiq, the presiding officer of the National Assembly, as saying that the nomination papers for the new prime minister could be submitted by 2 pm today. After which the scrutiny of nomination papers will be done at 3 pm. The assembly session has been called at 11 am on Monday for the election of the new Prime Minister.

After his victory in the no-confidence motion, Shahbaz Sharif spoke in the National Assembly. Shahbaz Sharif said that today Allah has accepted the prayers of the people of Pakistan. Such examples are rarely seen in Pakistan. 

“We will not put innocent people in jail. We will not take revenge against anyone. Pakistan’s nightmare is over,” he said.

After the victory of the opposition, PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said, “Congratulations to the whole of Pakistan. The country was carrying the burden for three years, at the same time he said that crime is, increases, erases. Everything is learned in three-four years.”


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