Shehbaz Sharif sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan

Shehbaz Sharif was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan on 4 March 2024.

  • Background:
    • Shehbaz Sharif hails from the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) party.
    • He emerged as the nominated candidate of a new eight-party coalition formed after no single party secured an outright majority in the election held on February 8.
    • His opponent was Omer Ayub, representing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, which will now serve as the opposition in parliament.
  • Previous Stint as Prime Minister:
    • Shehbaz Sharif previously held the position of Prime Minister from April 2022 until August 2023. His tenure began after the removal of former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
  • Formation of Coalition:
    • Following the contentious February election, the PML-N engaged in negotiations with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and other smaller parties.
    • The coalition agreement stipulated that Shehbaz Sharif would serve as Prime Minister, while Asif Ali Zadari of the PPP would assume the role of President.
    • Smaller parties joining the coalition were promised cabinet posts.

Q: Who was recently sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan?

A) Nawaz Sharif
B) Imran Khan
C) Shehbaz Sharif
D) Asif Ali Zadari

Correct Answer: C) Shehbaz Sharif

Q: Which political party does Shehbaz Sharif belong to?

A) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)
B) Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)
C) Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N)
D) Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)

Correct Answer: C) Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N)

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