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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi replaces Nawaz Sharif as Pakistan prime minister

Abbasi will be sworn-in in at a special ceremony at the President's House

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Photo: Twitter

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was on Tuesday elected prime minister by Pakistan's National Assembly, becoming the interim leader of the country after Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court over the Panama Papers scandal.   Abbasi got elected after getting 221 votes in the House of 342. Naveed Qamar of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) got 47 votes, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf got 33 while Jamaat-e-Islami's Sahibzada Tariqullah managed just four votes.   After announcing the results amid sloganeering, National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq ...