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Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif Steps Down as President of PML-N

© AP Photo / Thomas HartwellPrime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif
Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif - Sputnik India, 1920, 13.05.2024
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's decision to resign from his position as the President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML -N) came after a lengthy discussion with senior party members regarding the party's future direction.
PM Sharif has officially submitted his resignation to Nawaz Sharif, the PML-N supremo.
After Sharif's resignation, the PML - N has decided to call a general council meeting in Lahore on 28 May to elect a new president.
After being convicted in 2018, the former prime minister was prohibited from holding any public office.
However, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) acquitted him in the Avenfield and Al-Azizia cases on November 29 and December 12, respectively.
After being acquitted, the former Prime Minister ran in the 2024 General Elections and was elected as the representative for NA-130 Lahore.
In March this year, Sharif was elected as Pakistan's Prime Minister for the second time to lead a coalition government of Pakistan Muslim League (N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party.
An Iranian worker welds two gas pipes at the beginning of construction of a pipeline to transfer natural gas from Iran to Pakistan, at the mile 250 in southeastern Iran, near the Pakistani border, Monday, March 11, 2013.  - Sputnik India, 1920, 01.05.2024
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