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PM Shehbaz congratulates nation on ‘peaceful transition of power’


In his maiden tweet after being sworn in as the country’s 23rd prime minister on Monday, Shehbaz Sharif congratulated the nation on a “peaceful transition of power” following days of political turmoil in the country.

“I want to congratulate people of Pakistan on peaceful transition of power. It’s matter of pride that today all our institutions respect Constitution as guiding principle. If stock market & strengthening currency is any indication, the journey towards our goals has already started,” the newly-elected premier wrote on his official Twitter handle.

“We also look forward to keep building relationships with other countries on the basis of mutual respect, equality & peace,” he added.

PM Shehbaz said his government’s focus is on providing as much relief as possible to all Pakistanis by tackling high inflation and kick-starting the “stagnant economy”.

“Together we will make Pakistan a great nation, Insha’Allah. Pakistan Zindabad!!.”

Shehbaz, a nominee of the joint opposition parties, received 174 votes for the top post days after PTI chief Imran Khan was ousted via a no-trust vote by the opposition parties.

In his speech on the National Assembly floor, PM Shehbaz hailed the Supreme Court of Pakistan for declaring the NA deputy speaker’s ruling unconstitutional and “burying the doctrine of necessity forever”.

The premier said he would step down if ousted PM Imran’s claim is proven that the opposition had any link with the ‘foreign conspiracy’, adding soon an in-camera briefing would be arranged on the alleged ‘threatening letter’.

He also shunned the allegations of treason against opposition parties, saying: “Dialogue should replace deadlock as the change would not come merely through speeches”. He emphasised bringing harmony for moving forward, especially, addressing the economic issues being faced by the country.



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