PM Nawaz Sharif resigns, cabinet dissolved, next PM to be finalized

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned from his post and dissolved the cabinet following a unanimous disqualification decision against him. According to spokesperson of the Prime Minister, the decision was unprecedented in the history of Pakistan and they have serious reservation about it.

A meeting is underway in the Prime Minister house to deliberate on the issue of choosing the next prime minister.

After the Iqama scandal, Khawaja Asif and Ahsan Iqbal are out of the race, according to a source present in the meeting. The most probable candidates are now Ayaz Sadiq, and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

However, sources claim that Speaker Ayaz Sadiq leads the race in the bid for prime ministership.

The session of parliament has already been summoned for 31st July and a new prime minister will be chosen on that day. If however, Ayaz Sadiq is chosen to be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan then first a new speaker will be chosen before members of national assembly can vote for a prime minister.

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