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Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday mentioned chief of the opposition Shahbaz Sharif will quickly develop into the prime minister of the nation as Imran Khan “has now lost majority” in the National Assembly.

Addressing a press convention forward of the confidence vote which is anticipated to happen in the subsequent few days, Bhutto thanked Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) for becoming a member of fingers with the Opposition and deciding to assist them to oust Khan as PM in the no-trust vote.

He mentioned the voting must be held on Thursday.

The chief of Khan’s important parliamentary ally, the MQM, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui introduced his occasion was becoming a member of the bloc trying to oust Khan following a written settlement between the two sides.

“Imran Khan has now lost his majority. He is no longer the prime minister. The parliament session is tomorrow. Let’s hold voting tomorrow and settle this matter. We can then start working on transparent elections and the journey towards restoration of democracy and an end to economic crisis can then begin,” the PPP chairman mentioned.

The PPP chairman mentioned Sharif has challenged the Pakistan Prime Minister to resign from office.

Who is Shahbaz Sharif?

Shahbaz Sharif, brother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has been the chief of the Opposition in the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018.

The president of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) has beforehand served as the chief minister of Punjab thrice, making him the longest-serving CM of the province.

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He was elected to the Punjab provincial meeting in 1988, and to the National Assembly in 1990. He was once more elected to the Punjab meeting in 1993 and named chief of the Opposition. He was elected as chief minister for the first time in 1997.

After a army coup deposed the authorities in 1999, Shehbaz alongside along with his household spent years of self-exile in Saudi Arabia and returned to Pakistan in 2007.

He was appointed the CM of Punjab for a second time period after the PML-N’s victory in the province in the 2008 common elections.

He was elected as the CM of Punjab for the third time in 2013 and served his time period till his occasion’s defeat in the 2018 common elections. He was nominated as the PML-N president after his brother Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from holding office. He was nominated as the chief of the Opposition after the 2018 elections.

On March 28, Shahbaz tabled the no-confidence decision in opposition to Khan.

Money-laundering case

In December 2019, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) seized 23 properties of Shehbaz and his son Hamza Sharif, accusing them of money laundering. In September 2020, the NAB arrested Shahbaz at the Lahore excessive court docket and indicted him on costs of money laundering. He was incarcerated pending trial.

In April final year, the Lahore HC launched him on bail in themoney-laundering case.

(With inputs from companies)


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