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Prime Minister Shehbaz congratulated by Modi and other world leaders

Afroza Hossain

Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Shehbaz Sharif has been sworn in as Pakistan’s 24th prime minister after much drama over government formation. After that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Shehbaz.

Besides, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and many other world leaders also congratulated the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.

This information was reported by Pakistani media The Dawn and Geo News in separate reports on Tuesday (March 5).

According to the report, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Shehbaz Sharif for being elected as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. In a post on social media platform X, Modi wrote: “Congratulations to Shehbaz on being sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan.”

Besides, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres also congratulated Shehbaz Sharif after taking oath as Prime Minister, according to a report of Radio Pakistan. Stephen Dujarric, spokesman for the UN chief, said in a statement that the UN looks forward to continuing cooperation with Pakistan on various issues.

Earlier, Pakistan President Arif Alvi administered the oath to Shehbaz Sharif on Monday after being elected as Prime Minister on Sunday. Through this, Shehbaz returned to the post of Prime Minister of Pakistan after serving for 16 months from April 2022 to August 2023.

Earlier, after being elected Prime Minister, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Iran Ibrahim Raisi, Prime Minister of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim, Foreign Minister of United Kingdom David Cameron, US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome and various world leaders and diplomats and others. Congratulations to Shehbaz.

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