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Modi felicitates new Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif

Update : 05 Mar 2024, 13:39

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday congratulated Shehbaz Sharif on being sworn in as the country's 24th premier.

"Congratulations to @CMShehbaz on being sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan," read the statement on the Indian prime minister's official X handle.

A day earlier, President Arif Alvi administered the oath to Shehbaz after the latter was elected as the prime minister on Sunday, returning to the top office after his 16-month-long stint in the coveted position from April 2022 to August 2023.

This is the second time that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)  president will serve the nation as the premier after receiving 201 votes against his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-backed Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) opponent Omar Ayub Khan who got 92 votes in a ruckus-marred session of the Parliament's lower house.

Earlier, various world leaders and diplomats, including Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iran's Ebrahim Raisi, Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, United Kingdom Foreign Secretary David Cameron, US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome and others had also congratulated Shehbaz on taking the helm as the country's chief executive.

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