Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Shahbaz Sharif Elected Pakistan’s 24th Prime Minister

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples’ Party’s (PPP) candidate Shahbaz Sharif emerged victorious as the 24th Prime Minister of Pakistan, defeating Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) allied candidate Omar Ayub from the Sunni Ittehad Council.

With a National Assembly comprising 336 members, the victory threshold was set at 169 votes. Shahbaz Sharif clinched 201 votes, securing a decisive win over Omar Ayub, who garnered 92 votes.

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The 16th National Assembly convened at noon, albeit with a one-hour delay, under the supervision of Speaker Ayaz Sadiq. However, the session witnessed moments of drama as members of the Sunni Ittehad Council staged protests and chants in front of the speaker’s podium, while PML-N representatives rallied behind slogans of “Ghari Chor“.

The voting process unfolded smoothly, with members allocated specific lobbies corresponding to their preferred candidate. Supporters of Shahbaz Sharif congregated in lobby ‘A’, while backers of Omar Ayub gathered in lobby ‘B’.

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob is a senior anchor, and an investigative journalist with an impressive 37 years of experience. Zubair's journalistic journey has been marked by a relentless pursuit of truth and a commitment to delivering impactful stories.Zubair's expertise extends beyond borders, reaching as far as Malaysia, where he has left an indelible mark on the international journalism landscape. His global perspective and keen analytical skills have allowed him to navigate diverse cultural landscapes, bringing a unique and enriching perspective to his reporting.Whether he's in the studio or on the field, Zubair continues to be a driving force in the world of journalism, bridging gaps, fostering understanding, and unraveling the stories that matter most. As the Headline PK Author, Zubair remains at the forefront of news, guiding audiences through the complexities of our ever-evolving world.

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