Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated newly elected Pakistan prime minister Shehbaz Sharif for his election, saying that "India desires peace and stability in a region free of terror".
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader was elected and took the oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on Monday, 11 April. The leader had garnered 174 votes in the assembly.
As the Pakistan National Assembly convened on Monday afternoon to elect a new prime minister, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) announced boycott of the prime minister's election and resignation from the National Assembly.
Sharif and PTI vice-chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who was among those who boycotted the session, had filed their nomination papers on Sunday. Qureshi secured 0 votes on Monday.
A meeting of PTI's parliamentary party was held at the Parliament House in Islamabad. It was chaired by PTI chairperson Imran Khan.
PTI party chairman Imran Khan chaired a parliamentary meeting at the Parliament House in Islamabad
PTI supporters held a protest rally in Lahore against the ouster of former prime minister and party chairman Imran Khan
The PTI rally that started at 9 pm on Sunday and lasted till 3 am on Monday
Shahbaz Sharif met Pakistan Peoples Party and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam leaders and discussed the political situation
Nawaz Sharif is expected to return to Pakistan from London next month after Eid
Senate Chairman Administers Oath to Shehbaz Sharif
Chairman of Pakistan Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani administered the oath to Shehbaz Sharif, after President Arif Alvi excused himself on medical grounds.
Ahead of Oath-Taking, Pak President Advised Rest
Ahead of administering oath to the new PM-elect, the president of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi has complained of discomfort and advised rest.
'Will Resign if Foreign Interference Claims Are True': Shehbaz Sharif
Addressing the assembly, the newly elected Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif said, "Today, the almighty has saved Pakistan and the 22 crore people of the country. This is the first time when the vote of no-confidence motion was successfully passed. The people of this country will celebrate this day."
Denouncing Imran Khan's allegations of foreign interference, he declared that an in-camera discussion on the allegation will be undertaken. The military, along with DG ISI among other will also be among members of that meeting.
"If there is even a shred of truth to the foreign interference claims, I will resign as PM."Shehbaz Sharif
Leader of Joint Oppn Shehbaz Sharif Elected to be PM
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif was announced as the 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan, after he contested the election unopposed on Monday, 11 April. The leader garnered 174 votes in the assembly.