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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi declared as interim Pakistan Prime Minister

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Islamabad: Former Petroleum Minister and senior PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will be appointed as the interim Prime Minister of the country, sources said.

As per sources, the decision was made by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during an informal consultative meeting of the party.

“Abbasi would serve as the chief executive of Pakistan for 45 days. In the meantime, Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif would contest elections to make his way into the country’s National Assembly.

On Friday, Nawaz Sharif resigned from the post of Pakistan prime minister following a decision by the country’s Supreme Court to disqualify him from office.

The ruling came after a probe into his family’s wealth following the 2015 Panama Papers dump linking Sharif’s children to offshore companies.

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