Pakistan's parliament votes in opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif as Prime Minister

Shehbaz Sharif

© APA | Shehbaz Sharif

# 11 April 2022 16:15 (UTC +04:00)

Pakistan's lawmakers voted in opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif as the country's new Prime Minister on Monday, after Imran Khan was ousted in a no-confidence vote over allegations of poor governance, APA reports citing CNN.

Sharif, the former chief minister of Punjab province and younger brother of three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif, is set to serve as prime minister until the next general election, which is expected to take place in 2023.

Shehbaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-N, was set to go up against former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who was nominated by Khan's political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.