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Pakistan's New Cabinet Sworn-in

Tue 19 Apr 2022 | 10:37 AM
NaDa Mustafa

Pakistan's new cabinet was sworn in on Tuesday, according to the country's official state television.

The swearing-in ceremony came more than a week after the Pakistani parliament elected Shahbaz Sharif as the new Prime Minister (PM), succeeding Imran Khan.

The ministerial portfolios have not yet been announced.

It is worth mentioning that, Shahbaz Sharif was sworn in as Pakistan’s new prime minister on Monday, following a no-confidence vote ousting Imran Khan, according to DW.

Sharif was elected by the country’s parliament. He was the sole candidate after only other rival — Khan loyalist Shah Mahmood Qureshi — withdrew and resigned his seat.

The new premier, 70, was the favourite to win following the country’s week-long constitutional crisis. He is the younger brother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who served three times in the role.

He also called for better relations with the US upon his selection as prime minister.

Sharif’s remarks came as the US Department of State denied accusations of interference in Pakistan’s internal affairs following accusations by ousted prime minister Khan.