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Shehbaz Sharif, Shah Mahmood Qureshi Nominated to Replace Imran as Pakistan PM
Hours after the ousting of Imran Khan, Shehbaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Khan's party) have been nominated as prime ministerial candidates, ARY NEWS reported on Sunday, 10 April.
Ayaz Sadiq of the PML-N, who chaired the no-trust vote session on Saturday night that led to the overthrow of the Khan government, had stated that the nomination papers for the new PM may be submitted by 2 pm on Sunday, and the scrutiny would be done by 3 pm.
Khan lost the no-confidence vote against him in Pakistan's National Assembly with 174 members favouring the no-confidence resolution.
The National Assembly has been adjourned and will reconvene on 11 April at 2 pm to elect a new PM.
National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser and Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri resigned before the no-trust vote on Saturday night
The Supreme Court of Pakistan had opened its doors at midnight, given the uncertainty surrounding the vote
"Welcome back to purana Pakistan", PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said after the vote's results were declared
Khan, late last night, denied local media reports claiming that he may sack General Bajwa after meeting him
NOMINATION PAPERS OF SHARIF & QURESHI BEING EXAMINED
The nomination papers of Shehbaz Sharif (of the PML-N) and former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (of the PTI) are reportedly being examined.
Sharif has said that the Panama Papers case against his brother, former PM Nawaz Sharif, will proceed as per the law.
Additionally, he asserted that India-Pakistan relations will not be normal until the Kashmir issue is resolved.