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Nagpur: Pakistan’s opposition leader Shebaz Sharif is likely to be elected the new prime minister of Pakistan after ouster of PTI chief Imran Khan.

Khan was ousted through a no-confidence vote by the joint opposition. Pakistan’s National Assembly will convene to elect the new prime minister on Monday. 69-year-old Kahn was voted out days after the political drama and the Supreme Court intervention. Khan had attempted to block a previous attempt to bring a no confidence motion against him by dissolving the parliament and calling for a snap election.

Who is Shebaz Sharif?

Sharif has served as the chief minister of Punjab which is Pakistan’s most populous province, prior to Imran Khan coming into power in 2018. Sharif is currently the Leader of Opposition and leaders the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN). He has made his reputation for efficiency and being hardworking.

Shebaz Sharif is the younger brother of three-time former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif who was seen leading the charge against Imran Khan in the past few weeks. The leader of the opposition was elected to the National Assembly in 1990. The brothers, Sharif and Nawaz had to spend several years in exile in Saudi Arabia. They were accused of corruption.

Shebaz then returned to Pakistan in 2007, post which he was nominated for the post of PML-N president in 2017, when his brother was found guilty of concealing assets related to the Panama papers. In 2008, Shebaz was appointed as the chief minister of Punjab province after PML-N gained victory in the elections.

With the support of almost 176 legislatures in the 342-member assembly. Shairf will likely be the prime minister of Pakistan till the time polls aren’t conducted till October 2022.

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