Islamabad: Shahbaz Sharif was elected Prime Minister of Pakistan without any opposition, Imran Khan’s party boycotted the election. Shortly before this, the Parliament session for the election of the new Prime Minister had started in Pakistan. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif, who is considered a contender for the PM post after ousting Imran Khan, is a staunch realist and has gained a reputation for being an outspoken figure over the years.

Shahbaz, the 70-year-old younger brother of three-time former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has been chief minister three times of the country’s most populous and politically important state of Punjab. This is the first time that his party, the PML-N, especially its supremo Nawaz Sharif, has agreed on his name for the post of PM. Shahbaz’s name was proposed for the PM of Pakistan.

Tehreek-e-Insaf’s prime ministerial candidate Shah Mehmood Qureshi boycotted voting for the post of prime minister. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to resign from the Parliament ahead of the election of the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. According to ARY News, Imran Khan had earlier said that he would not sit at home with ‘thieves’.