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PM Shehbaz Sharif secures vote of confidence

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif received a vote of confidence from the National Assembly, with 180 legislators expressing “full confidence” in his leadership as premier.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari proposed the resolution, which declared, “The National Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan places its full trust in the leadership of Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, as Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”

Following the introduction of the resolution, voting was held, with parliamentarians in favour of accepting the resolution rising from their seats.

Following that, NA Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf revealed that 180 House members had risen from their seats in support of the motion.

“As a result, Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has received a vote of confidence from the National Assembly and commands the confidence of the majority of National Assembly members as Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,” he stated as MPs thumped desks.

The NA speaker went on to say that if the late Mufti Abdul Shakoor, the federal religious affairs minister who died in a vehicle accident earlier this month, had been present at today’s session, the premier would have received 181 votes in his favour.

Following the resolution’s passage, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif addressed the House, thanking parliamentarians for their support.

He called the 2018 elections “fraud elections” and claimed that they were rigged. “And [former Chief Justice of Pakistan] Saqib Nisar ruled that the votes will not be recounted,” he claimed, adding that the elections were also manipulated in other ways.

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