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Iran’s President wishes success to newly-elect Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif

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Islamabad, 3 March 2024 (TDI): Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, congratulated Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif on his election as the new Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

President Raisi expressed hope for further promoting and expanding the relations between the two fraternal nations of Iran and Pakistan. He wished Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif success in his new tenure.

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran expressed confidence in the deep historical and cultural links between the two countries. Moreover, he emphasized the need to work harder to strengthen and expand cooperation.

President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi highlighted the aim to achieve the desired and befitting level of relations between Iran and Pakistan, two great nations. This effort is aimed at fostering strong ties between them.

The President stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran is fully prepared to strengthen all aspects of bilateral relations with the brotherly and neighboring country of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Additionally, the President emphasized Iran’s readiness to deepen these relations further in the congratulatory message. This commitment is within the framework of its constant policy.

He expressed hope that the new government of Pakistan will take steps towards the growth and prosperity of Pakistan. He prayed to Almighty God for the success of the new government and the happiness and well-being of the honorable nation of Pakistan.

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Voting to elect Prime Minister

On March 3, the National Assembly, or lower house of parliament, met to vote on the Prime Minister. Legislators elected Shehbaz Sharif as the country’s 24th Prime Minister.

“Shehbaz Sharif has been declared as the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,” National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq announced.

The minimum number needed for victory was fixed at 169 votes, and the National Assembly had 336 members. Shahbaz Sharif won 201 votes, whilst opposing candidate Omar Ayub received 92.

Today, in his first speech to the National Assembly, the Prime Minister-elect highlighted his government’s priorities. He revealed plans and changes to solve difficulties in several sectors.

Shehbaz Sharif was elected Prime Minister for the second time. He was Prime Minister until August 2023. The National Assembly was dissolved to make room for a caretaker government entrusted with conducting national elections.

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