Pakistan lawmakers set to pick former petroleum minister Abbasi as PM • The Foreign Desk

By Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Former petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is poised to become Pakistan’s new prime minister in a parliamentary vote on Tuesday, just days after the ouster of veteran leader Nawaz Sharif, as the ruling party aims to project stability. A quick transition should ease fears that the nuclear-armed nation would …

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