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NA to elect new leader of House on Tuesday

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has called a session of the national assembly on August 1 for the election of an interim prime minister, DawnNews reported.

In the verdict, all five judges ruled to send references against Nawaz Sharif, his children Maryam, Hussain and Hasan, son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar, and ex-Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to an accountability court.

Earlier today, former premier announced petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to be the interim PM and Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif to fill his shoes after 45 days.

After the election, the new prime minister will take oath of his office.

The opposition, however, are hoping to decide on a candidate unanimously accepted by all opposition parties for the post of PM.

According to Dawn News, the National Assembly will be convened at about 3pm on Tuesday.

Following a parliamentary committee meeting on Saturday, Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders, decided that the disgraced prime minister's younger brother, Shahbaz Sharif would stand as his permanent replacement. Nomination papers can be filed by 2pm on July 31 and the Speaker will examine papers by 3pm. The election will be held at 3pm on August 1.



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