Shahid Khaqan Abbasi started his services as Prime Minister

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a member of N-League, has taken oath as 18th Prime Minister on Tuesday Night at President House, Islamabad.

President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to him. He has required 172 votes to win but he secured 221 votes out of 339 votes.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Born on December 27, 1958, in Karachi, Abbasi completed his graduation from Lawrence College in Rawalpindi’s Murree before moving to the US for pursuing electrical engineering from George Washington University. He worked in the US for sometime before joining the oil and gas industry in Saudi Arabia. He first entered into politics after the death of his father Khaqan Abbasi, who was the Minister of production at that time.

In Nawaz Sharif’s second term, he held some important positions, including the Chairman of Pakistan International Airlines from 1997 to 1999. He was also Minister of Commerce under Yousuf Raza Gillani from March 31, 2008 to May 13, 2008.

He was elected as the new Prime Minister today, following the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court last week.