ISLAMABAD: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, was elected Pakistan’s 18th prime minister on Tuesday securing 221 out of a home of 339 votes.
He’s the previous federal minister for petroleum and pure assets, and a businessman who launched the nation´s most profitable personal airline.
Thought-about extremely smart and an extended-time loyalist of Nawaz Sharif, the previous prime minister who was ousted by the Supreme Courtroom on Friday, the fifty eight-yr-previous Abbasi will act as a placeholder for the Sharif dynasty.
He is because of be rubber stamped in a parliamentary vote as prime minister till Sharif´s youthful brother Shehbaz, chief minister of Punjab, could be elected to the Nationwide Meeting and take over the management.
Abbasi was appointed oil minister when Nawaz Sharif gained his third election in 2013.
Educated within the US at George Washington College, he was born in Karachi however is a member of the Nationwide Meeting from Murree.
Abbasi labored within the US and Saudi Arabia as an electrical engineer earlier than becoming a member of politics after his father, a minister in Common Zia´s authorities, was killed when an ammunition dump exploded in Rawalpindi in 1988.
Abbasi has been elected six occasions as a member of the Nationwide Meeting since then, and has beforehand served as minister for commerce and defence manufacturing.
He was the chairman of nationwide flag service Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) from 1997 to 1999, till Basic Pervez Musharraf overthrew Sharif´s second authorities.
Abbasi was arrested after the coup and imprisoned for 2 years earlier than being launched.
In 2003, he setup a personal airline Air Blue, the nation´s most profitable personal airline and challenger to PIA.
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