When Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif arrived at PM House in Islamabad today after taking the oath of office as the 23rd Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan last night, he was greeted with a guard of honour (Tuesday).
As the contingents of the armed forces saluted him, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif went over the guard of honour with them.
A formal introduction to the prime minister was also made to the officers and staff of the PM House. The Prime Minister-elect has formally taken on the obligations of the position.
The people of Pakistan have been congratulated on the peaceful transfer of power, according to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
“I want to express my heartfelt congratulations to the people of Pakistan on the peaceful transfer of power,” Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said in a Twitter thread.
“It is a source of national pride that today, all of our institutions adhere to the Constitution as their guiding principle. If the stock market and the strengthening of the currency are any indicators, the journey towards our objectives has already begun.”
A National Assembly session was boycotted by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) earlier in the day in the selection of Shehbaz Sharif (PML-N) as Pakistan’s 23rd Prime Minister.
The session was presided over by Ayaz Sadiq, a member of the Panel of Chair, who stated that Mian Shehbaz Sharif had received 174 votes, while his opponent, PTI’s Shah Mahmood Qureshi, had earned zero votes due to the boycott of the session by the PTI.
The session was being presided over by Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri when it began, but shortly after PTI’s prime minister candidate Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s speech, the Deputy Speaker left, and PTI MNAs announced that they would not only boycott the election for prime minister but that they would also resign from their positions in the National Assembly. The reciting of the Holy Quran was followed by the playing of the national anthem, which marked the beginning of the session.