PM Abbasi witnesses guard of honour at Prime Minister House

  • Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had replaced Nawaz Sharif after his disqualification
  • Abbasi officially takes charge as premier of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Newly elected Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday was presented a guard of honour by a contingent of armed forces on his arrival at PM House.

Abbasi officially took charge as the chief executive of Pakistan following the guard of honour.

Pakistan elects Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as new prime minister

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been elected as the 18th prime minister of Pakistan, days after his party chief Nawaz Sharif was ousted over corruption allegations.

Abbasi was elected with 221 votes from the 342-member National Assembly. He took an oath, which was administered by President Mamnoon Hussain, on the same day.

After being elected, Abbasi addressed the National Assembly saying: “I am grateful to you all, for following the democratic process.”

“I am grateful to the people of Pakistan, and I am grateful to the ‘people’s prime minister’, Nawaz Sharif,” he added.