Shehbaz Sharif is set to become the next Prime Minister of Pakistan. His name has been formally nominated by a united opposition.
A new Prime Minister will be chosen tomorrow, with Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Shehbaz Sharif having been formally nominated by a united opposition to lead the country.
Imran Khan was dismissed earlier today as Pakistan’s Prime Minister after losing a no-confidence vote in parliament following weeks of political turmoil.
No Prime Minister has ever served a full term in Pakistan, but Khan is the first to lose office through a no-confidence vote.
Opposition supporters took to the streets earlier today, waving national and party flags from car windows as they raced through the streets.
There had been a massive security presence in the capital, but no incidents were reported. 174 lawmakers had voted in favour of the no-confidence motion against Imran Khan.
Khan, 69, who was not present, lost his majority in the 342-seat assembly through defections by coalition partners and even members of his own party, and the opposition had needed just 172 votes to dismiss him.