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Pakistan lawmakers elect new prime minister — who's likely to step aside in 45 days - Los Angeles Times

Pakistan's lawmakers have elected Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to replace Nawaz Sharif as prime minister after Sharif was ousted in a corruption probe last week, but few expect Abbasi to stay in power. Abbasi was sworn in late Tuesday. But Sharif's ruling ...and more »

Pakistan: The combustible democracy - The Interpreter

Supporters of deposed PM Nawaz Sharif protest against the Supreme Court verdict in Pakistan on July 29. (Photo: Muhammad Reza/Getty Images). By. Emanuel Sarfraz · @EmanuelSarfraz. By. Emanuel Sarfraz ,. COMMENTS. 1 August 2017 12:43.and more »

Imran Khan, Strongest Contender to Lead Pakistan, Is No Shoo-In - New York Times

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — In 1992, when Pakistan won its only Cricket World Cup, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was asked by a television host if the team captain, Imran Khan, a national heartthrob, would be right for his party if Mr. Khan went into politics.and more »

Pakistan set to elect new prime minister Tuesday - Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's lawmakers will elect a new prime minister on Tuesday to replace ousted leader Nawaz Sharif, with ruling party stalwart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expected to become interim leader until Sharif's own brother is eligible.and more »

Pakistan elects Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as interim prime minister - Deutsche Welle

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) party had nominated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (above photo), the petroleum minister in former PM Nawaz Sharif's cabinet, to succeed the ousted premier for an interim period. Shahbaz Sharif, Nawaz's younger ...and more »

Who is Shahid Khaqan Abbasi? - The Indian Express

With Nawaz Sharif disqualified from holding the office of Prime Minister, Pakistan's National Assembly elected Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as its new premier ahead of the country's Independence Day celebrations on August 14. PML-N had nominated Abbasi as ...and more »

The ouster in Pakistan is actually a glimmer of hope - Washington Post

ONCE AGAIN, Pakistanis are being reminded of an unfortunate pattern. In the nation's 70-year history, not one prime minister has served out a full five-year term. They have been thrown out by military coups and dismissed by judges. The latest example ...and more »

Pakistan's Generals Strike Again: Sharif's Ouster Is a Scary Shake-Up - Daily Beast

The most dangerous country in the world just got even more unstable. The recent demise of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is a victory for the country's generals who despise Sharif for being “soft” on India and seeking peace in Afghanistan. His brother ...and more »

Pakistan's Parliament Selects Interim Prime Minister To Replace Sharif - NPR

Pakistan's parliament has selected Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to replace ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was dismissed last week on corruption charges. NPR's Diaa Hadid reports from Islamabad that there were cheers, boos and demands for order in ...and more »

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi: A Nawaz Sharif Loyalist At Helm In Pakistan - NDTV

Islamabad: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pakistan's interim Prime Minister, is a long-time loyalist of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif and one of the wealthiest parliamentarians in the country. Abbasi, 58, hails from the famous hill resort of Murree in Rawapindi ...and more »