Foreign Policy Watch: India-Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif loyalist Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected Pakistan Prime Minister

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Mains Paper 2: IR | India and its neighborhood- relations.

From the UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims Level: New PM

Mains Level: It is important to note political developments in neighborhood.


New PM in Pakistan

  1. The Pakistan Parliament has elected ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) nominee Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the interim Prime Minister
  2. This follows the ouster of Nawaz Sharif after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding public office till life in the wake of corruption charges against him and his family members
  3. Mr. Abbasi is expected to hand over power to Shahbaz Sharif once the latter is elected to the National Assembly in six weeks

Who is Shahbaz Sharif?

  1. Mr. Shahbaz Sharif is the Chief Minister of Punjab and the younger brother of Mr. Nawaz Sharif

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