Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi shared his thoughts Monday after Shehbaz Sharif was elected as the 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan following the ouster of Imran Khan from office.
“Congratulations to Shahbaz Sharif on being elected the 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan,” the all-rounder and star cricketer said in a tweet.
“…I hope that he will be able to use his management skills to bring Pakistan out of the current economic and political crisis,” the ex-captain said.
شہباز شریف صاحب کو پاکستان کا 23واں وزیر اعظم منتخب ہونے پر مبارکباد پیش کرتا ہوں اور اُمید کرتا ہوں کہ وہ اپنی بہترین انتظامی صلاحیتوں کو بروکار لاتے ہوئے پاکستان کو موجودہ معاشی اور سیاسی بحرانوں سے نکالنے میں کامیاب ہوں گے ۔ #PakistanZindabad 🇵🇰 @CMShehbaz
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 11, 2022
Shehbaz secured 174 votes as opposed to PTI’s candidate Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who received no votes after his party decided to boycott the polling process.
The poll took place under the chairmanship of MNA Ayaz Sadiq, two days after the lower house of Parliament voted in favour of removing Imran Khan from office, following a nearly 14-hour standoff between the Opposition and Khan’s ruling party that started on Saturday morning.