Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. Six candidates have filed their nomination papers for the interim PM election. After Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from Pakistan court on Friday over corruption charges. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has submitted his nomination papers to parliament on Monday. He is currently filed against a corruption case of Rs 220 billion which is carried out by the National Accountability Bureau.The opposition party have failed to elect one nominee as each party have been trying to put forward of the name of their nominee. PML-N party and their allies still have a majority of 342 member in the Assembly and the experts had already believed that their candidate will become the interim Prime Minister.
He also mentioned after being elected by the PML-N party that he will continue with the policies of PM Nawaz Sharif. To the media he has reported that he will ensure all promises made by Nawaz Sharif are completed. He also mentioned that after election of him as the prime minister he will form cabinet with PML-N and will ensure harmony with neighbouring countries especially in trade sector. He was earlier serving as the minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources.
Abbasi came into politics after his father Khaqan Abbasi passed away. His father was working as Minister of Production in Pakistan before his death. He himself has completed his bachelors in electrical engineering and later worked in Saudi in Oil industry. Abbasi after being elected as prime minister thanked everyone including former PM Nawaz Sharif.