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 Imran Khan.
Following the development, Sharif’s name was formally nominated by a united opposition.
No Prime Minister has ever served a full term in Pakistan, but Imran Khan is the first to lose office through a no-confidence vote.
Opposition supporters took to the streets yesterday, waving national and party flags from car windows as they raced through the streets.