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Shehbaz Sharif Elected as Pakistani PM Amid Protests by Imran Khan Supporters

HeadlineMar 04, 2024

Lawmakers in Pakistan have elected Shehbaz Sharif to serve as the country’s new prime minister for a second time, despite protests by supporters of Imran Khan, the imprisoned former leader of Pakistan who was ousted in 2022. Allies of Khan won the most seats in February’s election but fell short of a majority, allowing Sharif to form a coalition government. Khan’s supporters say the election in February was rigged to prevent them from winning more seats. This is Zartaj Gul, who served in Khan’s government.

Zartaj Gul: “Shehbaz Sharif cannot deliver to this country, because he’s not elected by the people of Pakistan. He has stolen the credit of the people, of PTI people. And he has stolen the vote of Pakistani people. He cannot deliver. He has been imposed on the public of Pakistan.”

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