Shahid Khan Abbasi Selected as Interim Prime Minister of Pakistan

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These appointments are a result of the decision Friday, the supreme Court of Pakistan to "disqualify" Nawaz Sharif and dismiss the de-facto on the ground that the prime minister does not behave in the " member honest Parliament ".

PML-N, which enjoys majority in National Assembly, has nominated ex-oil minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as interim prime minister.

According to party sources, it was a hard decision to bring Shehbaz to Islamabad as it may create political vacuum in Punjab, which PML-N can not afford ahead of next year elections.

The final nomination will be recognised in the party's parliamentary meeting.

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"Following the verdict, Nawaz Sharif has divested himself of his responsibility as prime minister", a spokesman for Mr Sharif's office said in a statement.

"I have accepted the Supreme Court's judgment despite all my reservations".

Including this exit, none of the 18 prime ministers who served Pakistan managed to complete their full term in office. The Bhutto-Zardari clan, the other political family in the country, battled allegations of massive graft which included the nickname of the "10 per cent man" for Asif Ali Zardari, husband of prime minister and slain Benazir Bhutto.

It was made a decision to appoint Abbasi as interim prime minister to run the government until Shehbaz is elected as a member of parliament, they said.

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Pakistan's main opposition leader Imran Khan plans to hold a rally celebrating Sharif's ousting in the capital Islamabad later Sunday. In 2003, an anti-terrorism court issued an arrest warrant against him on charges of ordering extrajudicial killings of five people in a fake police encounter in 1998 while he was the Punjab CM.

The involvement of two members from military intelligence agencies as part of a six-man Supreme Court-appointed investigative panel probing Sharif had further stoked fears within PML-N that the powerful generals had a hand in the judicial proceedings.

"I do not think there will be any significant change in the political situation", she said and pointed out that Shahbaz has a long political experience and he could overcome the current crisis. At the same time we laud the executive's respect for the judiciary in accepting the verdict of the court and avoiding a potentially politically destabilising situation had Sharif chosen not to accept the ruling.

Sharif has moved out of the sprawling Prime Minister House's in the heart of Islamabad and into the nearby Punjab House.

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He was the chairman of national flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from 1997 to 1999, until General Pervez Musharraf overthrew Sharif´s second government.

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