New Pakistani PM vows to enhance trade ties with Iran

New Pakistani PM vows to enhance trade ties with Iran

During a speech after being elected as Leader of the House on Monday, he underlined the significance of having good ties with Iran.

He called the relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran important and fraternal and stressed: We support the strengthening of Pakistan’s bilateral trade relations with Iran.

He described Pakistan’s relations with China as strategic and unbreakable, adding that the next government of Pakistan will more rapidly pursue China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

Acknowledging Pakistan’s complicated relations with the United States and differences between the two countries, Pakistan’s new Prime Minister said we want ties with the US on basis of equality.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif was elected as the 23rd prime minister of Pakistan after 174 lawmakers voted in his favor.

He led a massive campaign of the opposition against the former prime minister Imran khan and ousted him through a no-confidence motion.

Shehbaz Sharif was born on 23 September 1951 in Lahore and has served as Chief Minister of Pakistan’s most populated province Punjab, three times.

He remained leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly of Pakistan from 20 August 2018 to 10 April 2022.

Shehbaz Sharif was elected to the Punjab Assembly in 1988 and to the National Assembly in 1990. He was again elected to the Punjab Assembly in 1993 and named Leader of the Opposition. He was elected as chief minister for first time in 1997.

After a military coup in 1999, Shehbaz along with family was arrested and sent to jail. Later he went into self-exile in Saudi Arabia before returning to Pakistan in 2007.

Shehbaz was appointed Chief Minister for a second term after his party’s victory in Punjab in the 2008 general elections.

He was elected as Chief Minister of Punjab for the third time in 2013 and served his term until his party’s defeat in the 2018 general election.


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