Pakistan Crisis Live Updates: Shehbaz Sharif Elected As New Pakistan Prime Minister
Imran Khan was ousted as the prime minister of Pakistan from office through a no-confidence motion after the National Assembly debated on the matter for more than 12 hours and the political situation in the country took a critical turn Saturday night.
Shehbaz Sharif has been elected as new Pak PM.
Pakistan Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif, the 70-year-old younger brother of former three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi was also in the fray for the prime ministerial post with his nomination papers approved on Sunday.
However, ahead of the session, PTI members of the National Assembly resigned en masse led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, effectively putting an end to the contention of Qureshi.
In a historic first for Pakistan, Imran Khan was ousted as the prime minister of Pakistan from office through a no-confidence motion after the National Assembly debated on the matter for more than 12 hours and the political situation in the country took a critical turn Saturday night.
The session was chaired by Ayaz Sadiq -- a member of the panel of chairs -- after speaker Asad Qasier resigned from his post, reported Geo News.
"174 members have recorded their votes in favour of the resolution, consequently the resolution for the vote on no-confidence against Mr Imran Khan, the prime minister of Pakistan, has been passed by a majority," Ayaz Sadiq announced after the process of voting was completed.
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Shehbaz Sharif -- the 70-year-old brother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the leader of opposition PML-N -- has been elected unopposed as the next Prime Minister of Pakistan, succeeding Imran Khan, who was removed by a no-trust vote on Saturday. Read more
Apr 11, 2022 16:47 (IST)
Just In| Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan opposition leader, elected new PM
Apr 11, 2022 16:41 (IST)
Just In| Voting begins to elect next Prime Minister of Pakistan
Apr 11, 2022 16:15 (IST)
Pakistan National Assembly session begins to elect new prime minister
Pakistan National Assembly's crucial session began on Monday to elect a new prime minister, amid uncertainty over the status of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf lawmakers who have started resigning from the House ahead of the voting to elect a new premier.
Opposition candidate and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf vice-chairman and former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi are in the race to become the new premier.
The Opposition had mustered 174 votes to oust Khan. If they can repeat it on Monday, 70-year-old Shehbaz will be the next prime minister of Pakistan.
Apr 11, 2022 15:09 (IST)
A top Pakistani court on Monday dismissed a petition to register a treason case against former prime minister Imran Khan and various ministers, saying it was inadmissible.
Chief Justice Athar Minallah of the Islamabad High Court delivered a reserved verdict during which he also fined the petitioner Maulvi Iqbal Haider Rs100,000, the Express Tribune newspaper reported.
Apr 11, 2022 14:19 (IST)
PTI parliamentary party meeting chaired by Imran Khan underwaying of chicken at dinner time on Ram Navami, and demanded that the vice-chancellor intervene in the matter.
Apr 11, 2022 12:16 (IST)
Nawaz Sharif to return to Pakistan after Eid: PML-N leader
Deposed Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to return from London next month after Eid, a senior PML-N leader has said, amid a whirlwind of political developments that have embroiled the country following Imran Khan's ignominious ouster from power.
Mian Javed Latif said a decision on PML-N supremo and the three-time prime minister Sharif's anticipated return will be discussed with the coalition partners.
PTI leader Ali Muhammad Khan claims majority of party's MPs against resigning from National Assembly
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ali Muhammad Khan on Sunday claimed that 95 per cent of the Parliament from PTI are against resigning from the assembly.
This statement comes just a few hours after former Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary's press conference in Islamabad where he had said that his party members will resign from the National Assembly on Monday as the nomination of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif has been accepted by the National Assembly (NA) Secretariat, reported Geo TV.
Apr 11, 2022 08:07 (IST)
Imran Khan supporters stage protests across Pakistan against his ouster as PM
A large number of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf supporters held a protest rally in Lahore's Liberty Chowk against the ouster of former prime minister and party chairman Imran Khan through a no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition.
The charged PTI supporters, including women and children, showed their solidarity with Khan during the rally that started at 9 pm on Sunday and lasted till 3 am on Monday.
Big gatherings were also reported from other parts of the Punjab province, including Faisalabad, Multan, Gujranwala, Vehari, Jehlum and Gujrat districts. Islamabad and Karachi also witnessed major gatherings of PTI supporters.
Apr 11, 2022 07:13 (IST)
"Freedom Struggle Begins Again": Imran Khan's First Comments After Losing
After a humiliating defeat in the successful no-confidence vote against himself, former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday reiterated his 'foreign conspiracy' claim and said the "freedom struggle begins today". Meanwhile, Mr Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) has decided to resign from the National Assembly on Monday.
"Pakistan became an independent state in 1947; but the freedom struggle begins again today against a foreign conspiracy of regime change. It is always the people of the country who defend their sovereignty & democracy," Mr Khan tweeted.