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

Pakistan's former petroleum minister and prime minister-designate Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrives at the Parliament House to casts his vote during the election for interim prime minister in Islamabad on August 1, 2017. (AAMIR QURESHI / AFP/Getty Images ...and more »

Pakistani PM disqualified by court over Panama Papers links - Center for Public Integrity

This photo released by Pakistan's Muslim League shows Pakistani ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing a party in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, July 29, 2017. Pakistan's deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed his disappointment over ...and more »

Pakistan parliament elects Abbasi as interim prime minister - TRT World

A long-time loyalist of Nawaz Sharif, the former prime minister who was ousted by the Supreme Court last week, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will act as a placeholder for Sharif's younger brother Shahbaz. Abbasi, a businessman who launched the country's most ...and more »

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

Former Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been elected as Pakistan's interim prime minister. Ousted PM Nawaz Sharif's brother Shahbaz is expected to take over in September and continue until the 2018 election. Pakistan Islamabad - Shahid ...and more »

A crucial moment for Pakistan's democracy - Financial Times

No Pakistani government has served out its full term since independence in 1947. This dismal democratic record is set to continue with the ousting of prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday. The accompanying allegations of corruption are serious and ...and more »

The empire strikes back - The Hindu

Had Nawaz Sharif continued as Prime Minister till 2018, he would have created history by becoming the first Prime Minister to have completed a full five-year term in Pakistan's 70-year history. As it happens, he still created history, though of a ...and more »

Pakistan After Sharif - Foreign Affairs

On Friday, Pakistan's top court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding any public office after finding him guilty in a massive corruption case. After the Supreme Court referred the evidence that it had gathered in its investigation to ...and more »

Nawaz Sharif loyalist Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected Pakistan Prime Minister - The Hindu

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who has been named interim Prime Minister of Pakistan, poses for a photo in Jhang, Pakistan on July 7, 2017. | Photo Credit: Reuters · Mubashir Zaidi. August 01, 2017 17:57 IST. Updated: August 01, 2017 22:10 IST. more-in. He ...and more »

View from the courtroom: SC verdict and the lifetime disqualification issue - DAWN.com

The disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court to be a member of the parliament on July 28 has generated a debate whether his disqualification under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution of Pakistan has put permanent ...and more »

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi: What You Need to Know About Pakistan's New Prime Minister - New York Times

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a politician educated in the United States, was elected prime minister of Pakistan on Tuesday. Parliament held a special election to replace his predecessor and mentor, who was disqualified on corruption ...and more »