Shahid Khakan Abbasi
The national Assembly of Pakistan by a majority of votes supported the appointment of former Minister of petroleum and natural resources Shahid Khakan Abbasi as the new Prime Minister of the country. On Tuesday, August 1, said the speaker of the lower house of Parliament Sardar of IAS Kindergarten, reports Reuters.
For his candidacy voted 221 members. The ruling party Pakistan Muslim League (PML) controls 188 of 342 seats. For Abbasi voted the allies of PML.
It is noted that the opposition failed to nominate a single candidate.
Abbasi in this position is expected to be a month and a half to Shehbaz Sharif, brother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was able to be elected to the National Assembly and to the right to head the government.
A preliminary decision on the transfer of power was made on Friday, July 28, at the meeting of the leadership of PML where the party leader Nawaz Sharif said that he would like to see a successor to his younger brother.
The current Prime Minister known to be close to the Sharif family. In this case, he is under investigation on suspicion of corruption.
July 28, Nawaz Sharif resigned from the post of Prime Minister by the Supreme court of the country. The policy was removed from power following the results of investigation of scandal with the “Panama records” and decided to start a criminal case against him.
The court also registered a case of corruption against not only Sharif, but also against members of his family. Among them the daughter of the head of the government of Maryam Sharif, and his two sons.
In April 2016, the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung published documents of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which indicates that a number of world politicians and public figures are widely used offshore schemes for tax evasion.