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Pakistan Parliament set to elect new PM today

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Islamabad: The Pakistan National Assembly will elect the country's new Prime Minister today, as Imran Khan stands ousted after losing the no-trust vote against him.

Pakistan Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif, the 70-year-old younger brother of former three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has been nominated as the joint candidate for the prime minister's election, scheduled today.

On the other hand, Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) has nominated Shah Mahmood Qureshi as their candidate.

The voting on the no-confidence motion against the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government was held in the country's National Assembly late on Saturday night where 174 members recorded their votes in favour of the resolution that ousted the Imran Khan.

Even as the elections for a new PM are due, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) called for protests against Imran Khan's ouster on Sunday night.

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is likely to be the next foreign minister of Pakistan.

The National Assembly session to elect the new premier will now be held at 2.00 pm on Monday (tomorrow), contrary to a previous schedule of 11.00 am.

Security measures ahead of the Prime Minister's election are set in place. Strict security is in place around the D-chowk. Furthermore, roads leading to Parliament will be opened after the election of the new premier.

Meanwhile, Former Pakistan minister for information and broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry announced on Sunday that his party members would resign from the National Assembly on Monday if the nomination of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif is accepted.

The voting on the no-confidence motion against the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government began in the country's National Assembly late on Saturday night where 174 members recorded their votes in favour of the resolution that ousted the Imran Khan.


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