World

Nawaz Sharif formally elected Pakistan’s Prime Minister

PTI Islamabad | Updated on March 12, 2018

PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif was today formally elected Pakistan’s Prime Minister by an overwhelming majority in the National Assembly. File Photo.

PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif was today formally elected Pakistan’s Prime Minister by an overwhelming majority in the National Assembly, setting the stage for an unprecedented third term as premier.

Sharif, 63, received 244 votes in the 342-member lower house of Parliament during the election conducted through a division of the House.

Makhdoom Amin Fahim, the candidate of the Pakistan People’s Party that led the previous Government, got 42 votes.

Veteran politician Javed Hashmi, the candidate of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Party, got 31 votes.

The result of the election was announced by Speaker Ayaz Sadiq.

The PML-N Chief made history when he returned to Parliament after a long gap of over 13 years.

His last stint as Premier ended when he was deposed in a military coup led by former Army Chief Pervez Musharraf in 1999.

Published on June 05, 2013

Follow us on Telegram, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Linkedin. You can also download our Android App or IOS App.

null
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

You May Also Like