Thirteen years after he was deposed in coup by Parvez Mushraff and sent into exile, Mian Muhmmad Nawaz Sharif was elected as Pakistan’s Prime minister after a vote in the National assembly.
Nawaz Sharif will be sworn in as Pakistan’s PM today and he will take oath from President Asif Ali Zardari.
Nawaz Sharif will start his third term with the country facing a daunting tasks of curbing Taliban militancy and improve country’s economic and social conditions.
Sharif will have to face the task of improving energy crisis in Pakistan that is hampering economic growth of the country besides making ordinary Pakistanis’ lives a misery.
Sharif will make a to the National Assembly where his Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) holds a majority of the 342 seats that put forward his views on the problems that are being faced countrymen and his agenda to solve these crisis. He is likely to lay out government priorities but not go into policy in any great detail as he will share the details in his address to the nation in coming days.
Sharif will also have to address the issue of drones attacks by US on Talibani militants as he had said that he wants peace talks with the Taliban and had even criticized drone strike that killed Taliban deputy Waliur Rehman.
Nawaz Sharif’s party PML-N had registered a comfortable win in the May 11 General Elections as Zardari’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was routed in the elections and it was being blamed for power shortages and increasing militant activities in the country.