Pakistan New PM: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s tongue slipped

Pakistan New PM: Shahbaz, the joint candidate of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and PML-N, got 201 votes in the 336-member House. Shehbaz’s rival Omar Ayub Khan, leader of jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), got 92 votes.

Pakistan New PM: Shahbaz expressed gratitude to everyone

PML-N President Shehbaz thanked his elder brother Nawaz Sharif and all his colleagues for reposing confidence in him and making him the leader of the House. However, while expressing his gratitude, he mistakenly called himself ‘leader of the opposition’ in his speech. Shahbaz said, I want to wholeheartedly thank the members of my party who voted for me and elected me as the leader of the opposition in this House.

Pakistan New PM: Chinese President Jinping congratulated Shahbaz Sharif

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday congratulated Shehbaz Sharif on being elected as the Prime Minister of Pakistan for the second time. He expressed hope that both countries will continue to strengthen their strategic partnership under his leadership. Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shehbaz Sharif was elected Prime Minister for the second time on Sunday.

Pakistan New PM: Shahbaz Sharif expressed commitment to further promote China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Jinping said in his congratulatory message that he believes that under the leadership of Shehbaz Sharif and the new Pakistani government, Pakistan will progress in all fields and achieve great achievements. He said that China and Pakistan should further strengthen cooperation in all fields. Shahbaz Sharif, in his address after the victory, expressed commitment to further promote the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects with China. According to the news of government news agency ‘Xinhua’, apart from Xi Jinping, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang sent a congratulatory message to Shahbaz.

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