Abbasi, 58, was endorsed by Sharif to hold the post for interim arrangement till mid-September until Shehbaz makes it to Islamabad.
03 Aug 2017 7:14 PM
The oath-taking of the federal cabinet was expected on Wednesday but the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) failed to finalise a team.
03 Aug 2017 6:48 AM
Abbasi himself served as petroleum minister in Sharif's previous cabinet, which stepped down after he was removed.
02 Aug 2017 6:15 PM
A die-hard supporter of Sharif, he was elected Prime Minister by Pak's National Assembly and put up a strong defence of the ousted leader.
01 Aug 2017 9:16 PM
Sharif resigned on Friday, after the top court ruled that he faces corruption charges for the infamous Panama Papers leak case.
01 Aug 2017 5:49 PM
Abbasi is expected to be elected as the new Prime Minister by Pakistan’s Parliament on Tuesday, replacing ousted premier Nawaz Sharif.
01 Aug 2017 6:47 AM
Apparently, Shehbaz, 65, cannot immediately replace his brother as he is not an MP.
30 Jul 2017 7:03 AM
Nawaz Sharif’s brother Shehbaz, the 65-year-old Punjab CM, cannot immediately replace take over as Prime Minister as he is not an MP.
30 Jul 2017 2:46 AM
The younger Sharif holds only a provincial seat and thus must be elected to the national Assembly before becoming the new prime minister.
29 Jul 2017 9:17 PM
Abbasi will run the govt as interim prime minister for 45 days until Nawaz Sharif's brother Shahbaz is elected as member of parliament.
29 Jul 2017 5:47 PM
Sharif’s party says Qatari Prince Al-Thani’s testimony must be included.
10 Jul 2017 6:41 AM