Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif back at the helm with two thirds majority

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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Nawaz Sharif would take oath as 27th prime minister today (Wednesday).
He will be the country’s first ever premier for a third time. According to details, the National Assembly Secretariat has declared the nomination papers of all three candidates correct.

He won the prime minister’s slot by securing 244 votes. PTI’s Javed Hashmi secured 31 votes and Amin Fahim of PPP won 44. Nawaz became prime minister by securing a two-thirds majority.

NOMINATION
The candidates are PPPP’s Amin Fahim, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Javed Hashmi and PML-N’s Nawaz Sharif.
Nawaz Sharif’s nomination papers were filed by Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Sadruddin Shah, Ibadatullah, Ishaq Dar, Khawaja Asif, Khawaja Saad Rafique and Anusha Rehman. Whereas the papers of Javed Hashmi were filed by Dr Arif Alvi and Ghulam Sarwar Khan.
It will not be a secret balloting and the House would be divided into two lobbies and the members would be asked to go to their respective lobbies.
The session of the National Assembly would start at 11am followed by few speeches by the lawmakers. At 12:30 to 1pm polling is likely to start and announcement of results at around 3:30 to 4pm is expected.
Preparations have been finalised in the Prime Minister’s House to welcome the new premier. He would be given a guard of honor.
The Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and the Qaumi Watan Party have announced to cast their votes in favour of Nawaz Sharif. It is likely that PPPP will withdraw the name of Amin Fahim.
After the oath-taking ceremony, the PM would thank the House, followed by speeches of felicitations by the parliamentary leaders of various political parties.
Later on the House would decide the leader of the opposition. The PPPP and PTI are contesting for this slot.
Talking to reporters at Parliament House, PML-N leader Senator Ishaq Dar said that it would be great to have the new prime minister with consensus of the House, adding that if not it would still add beauty to the process of democracy.

THIRD TIME’S A CHARM

After surviving a military coup, a seven-year exile to Saudi Arabia and a government dismissal, third time lucky chief of PML-N returns to power today. Nawaz Sharif secured majority in the May 11 elections making him the only leader to assume power for the third time amid hopes and promises that he will steer the country out of crisis.

During his campaign for the May 11 elections, 62-year-old Sharif had vowed that his party would turn Pakistan into a new, modern and developed country if the people voted it to power. The PML-N chief has also been vocal on the issue of Balochistan and missing persons. He supports friendly relations with India and opposes the United States’ policy on drone strikes.

Calling terrorism a challenge for the country, the PML-N chief is also in favour of peace talks with the Taliban.

In his recent interviews and press conferences, Sharif has repeatedly said that the first priorities of his government will be to resolve the energy crisis by reducing load-shedding and improving the country’s economy. He has also made a number of promises regarding construction of roads, motorways and airports at various places during election rallies, besides running a bullet train for the country. These pledges have led to an unprecedented rise in the stock market.

However, analysts believe that his actions should reflect the promises he made during the election campaign.

The May 11 polls see a PML-N government at the centre and in Punjab, while the party also holds a key role in the government to be elected in Balochistan. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has voted for PTI whereas former ruling party PPP only managed to secure its stronghold of Sindh.

Sharif is expected to announce a roadmap to economic recovery in his inaugural speech upon being formally elected.

23 COMMENTS

  1. nawaz sharif is last hope of pakistani nation.inshallah he will solve energy crisis on top prority basis with is energtic team like kh asif ,ashaq dar,ehsan iqbal,and other

    • not the last hope we need to correct our self and need to evaluate
      we are not facing energy crisis , self created ones
      we have resources need mind to utilize all and then we can import as well

    • He can start by bringing all the wealth hoarded overseas, after it belongs to Pakistan & the Pakistani people! Also enforce Mr 10%'s Millions to be returned to Pakistan.

  2. During his last two tenure he had work but also took some wrong decisions. Now after 15 years his level of maturity says that he can solve the current crisis of pakistan and indeed he is the last hope of our country.

  3. Great public power finally decided to the best CM ever Mian NS and Mian sb we also expect the same from your side .hope you and your team will help to root out corruption and energy crisis may allah bless my Pakistan and those who are really in her favour thanks

  4. His first and second terms were uninspiring. I doubt his third will do more than slow the descent into chaos.

    Frankly, the problems Pakistan face are beyond his abilities. We need a person of vision and firm unshakable resolve. In other words we need a saviour and not a tried and failed relict of the past

    • .
      You won't dare that 'failed relic' to be recognized, let alone turn it upside down …
      .

  5. Let us all pray that instead of benefitting individual interests, as was the case during previous 13 years, this time the problems of Pakistan are resolved. We have been driven back to stone ages, a country without electricity, no security, no justice and absolutely no writ of law.

  6. weldone dear PM ,welcome nd congratulation being prim minister of pakistan,May Almighty ALLAH strengthen ur abilities to help out,britining pakistan

  7. To use words like well done,last hope and so on is like counting your chicken before the eggs hatch,so far Nawaz has made only promises,he hasn't even begun his term.Lets just hope and pray he succeeds,its not going to be easy,I really hope he pays more attention to energy crisis,militancy,economy before he decides to start building motorways and bullet trains,people have no jobs and no water and electricity due to no energy.If he fights one battle at a time he may have a chance,no I don't expect him to over come all the issues in his 5 year term,but I do expect to see progress being made by going in the right direction.Having said that,I really hope that the other parties(opposition) will help him rebuild Pakistan rather then causing road blocks,after all,its about whats best for the people and the country,not party.All these officials are suppose to be part of the solution,not part of the problem like before.

  8. We congratulate the nation of Pakistan on the successful completion of its parliamentary elections. We are very optimistic in regards to the future our partnership. We look forward to a healthy working relationship. We would like to take this opportunity to reiterate what President Barack Obama, said recently: “My administration looks forward to continuing our cooperation with the Pakistani government that emerges from this election as equal partners in supporting a more stable, secure, and prosperous future for the people of Pakistan. The United States stands with all Pakistanis in welcoming this historic peaceful and transparent transfer of civilian power, which is a significant milestone in Pakistan's democratic progress.”

    Ali Khan

    • .
      First commando Mush,then silky Zaridar, then larger-than-life Ifti, then tsunami Khan, then container Qadri, baby Bhutto in-vidicon, and now …
      Jokes repeat themselves …
      .

  9. While a few burger kids burn in the fire of jealousy, a very large majority of Pakistanis is rejoicing the first-ever smooth transition of power from one elected government to another elected government during the last 66 years of Pakistan's history.

    Mian Sb was ousted by Civilian Establishment in 1993 but he came back with bigger mandate in 1997. Then the Military Establishment ousted him through a coup d' etat in 1999 and once again Mian Sb bounced back with even bigger mandate of securing highest-ever votes & crossing the first-ever Crore votes in Pakistan.

    Pakistan is no more a banana republic where a Dictator bowed down on a phone call !!!

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