11 Apr 2022

Pakistan: Shehbaz Sharif sworn in as new prime minister

Pakistan has a new prime minister – albeit a temporary one until the next election.

Shehbaz Sharif was sworn in today, replacing Imran Khan.

The former cricket star had clung on to power last week by dissolving parliament and claiming that Western powers were trying to remove him from office.

His coalition partners deserted him and he was ousted at the weekend, but he could still make a comeback.