Pakistan: Shehbaz Sharif elected as new PM after Khan ousted

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Pakistan lawmakers on Monday elected Shehbaz Sharif as the country’s new prime minister following the weekend ouster of Imran Khan, who resigned his national assembly seat – along with most of his party members – ahead of the vote. Khan was dismissed on Sunday after losing a no-confidence vote, paving the way for an unlikely alliance that faces the same issues which bedevilled the cricket star-turned-politician – a weak economy, rising militancy, and soured relations with the West. Sharif immediately announced a raft of populist measures, including a new minimum wage of 25,000 rupees (around $…

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