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Prime Minister of Pakistan

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Shehbaz Sharif sworn in as Pakistan's prime minister after Imran Khan ouster

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Pakistan: Shehbaz Sharif sworn in as new prime minister

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The challenges ahead for Pakistan's new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif

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The Prime Minister of Pakistan is the head of government of Pakistan and designated as the "chief executive of the Republic". The Prime Minister leads the executive branch of the government, oversees the economic growth, leads the National Assembly, heads the Council of Common Interests as well as the Cabinet, and is vested with the command authority over the nuclear arsenals. This position places its holder in leadership of the nation and in control over all matters of internal and foreign policy. The Prime Minister is elected by the members of the National Assembly and therefore is usually the leader of the majority party in the parliament. The Constitution of Pakistan vests the executive powers in the Prime Minister, who is responsible for appointing the Cabinet as well as running the executive branch, taking and authorising executive decisions, appointments and recommendations that require executive confirmation of the Prime Minister.
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