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    “Shehbaz Sharif Becomes Pakistan’s 24th Prime Minister”

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    Shehbaz Sharif Sworn in as 24th Prime Minister of Pakistan Amidst Economic Challenges

    In a solemn ceremony held at the Aiwan-i-Sadr, the presidential residence, Shehbaz Sharif took the oath of office as the 24th Prime Minister of Pakistan. President Arif Alvi administered the oath to the seasoned politician, marking his second tenure in the challenging role. At 72 years old, Shehbaz Sharif assumes leadership amidst daunting economic and security issues plaguing the nation.

    This significant development follows a power-sharing agreement between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), paving the way for the formation of a coalition government. Shehbaz Sharif’s return to the prime ministerial seat comes after his previous stint from April 2022 to August 2023, following which general elections were held.

    The swearing-in ceremony witnessed the presence of notable political figures, including former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz, alongside other PML-N members. Also in attendance was PPP leader and Sindh chief minister Murad Ali Shah, highlighting the unity among political factions in forming the new government.

    Shehbaz Sharif’s victory in the parliamentary vote further solidified his mandate, with 201 out of 336 members of Parliament endorsing his leadership. His opponent, Omar Ayub Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), secured 92 votes. Despite allegations of vote rigging during the February 8 polls, the PML-N emerged as the largest party with 75 out of 265 contested seats.

    With the reins of power back in his hands, Shehbaz Sharif faces the formidable task of navigating Pakistan through its current economic turmoil. The country grapples with significant financial challenges, necessitating decisive measures and comprehensive reforms to stabilize the economy and administration.

    As the nation looks towards the future under his leadership, Shehbaz Sharif’s experience and vision will be crucial in steering Pakistan towards prosperity and stability amidst turbulent times. With a coalition government in place, hopes are high for concerted efforts to address the pressing issues facing the country and pave the way for a brighter tomorrow.

    Sources By Agencies

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