Political turmoil heads in Pakistan before new Prime Minister’s oath
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 31-Jul-2017

Islamabad, July 31: Thousands gathered in Pakistan capital Islamabad on Sunday in support of opposition leader Imran Khan as Nawaz Sharif was disqualified as Prime Minister by the Supreme Court.

Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said that it is shameful that Nawaz Sharif is now playing the victim card despite several references against him sent to the National Accountability Bureau. Imran Khan also criticized Nawaz’s announcement to nominate his brother for the post of prime minister.

 

Addressing participants of the PTI's Thanksgiving Rally, Khan thanked them to turn up in huge numbers on 48-hour notice. He said that he saw a spirited nation before him, which is aware of its issues.

Moreover, Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, addressing the PML-N parliamentary party meeting earlier said he was proud that his disqualification was not due to allegations of corruption brought against him.

Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified Sharif from office on Friday for not being honest and concealing assets. The probe against him began after his children were named in the leaked so-called Panama papers for owning off-shore accounts and properties.

Pakistan Muslim League party has nominated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for the top slot on Saturday as interim Prime Minister, until Sharif's brother Shahbaz Sharif, can contend in a by-election for the seat left vacant by Nawaz Sharif.

Pakistan's Parliament will elect a new Prime Minister on Tuesday to replace Nawaz Sharif who was disqualified by the Supreme Court for dishonesty President Mamnoon Hussain has summoned the National Assembly on Tuesday afternoon to elect the new leader of the House.