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Shehbaz Sharif to be Pakistan PM and Asif Ali Zardari President

In Pakistan, two big-time political groups, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), have decided to share power. This means Shehbaz Sharif is set to be the Prime Minister again, and Asif Ali Zardari will be the President. It’s like when two captains from different teams decide to work together to win the game.

Ending a Political Standoff

After the elections on February 8, Pakistan’s political scene was a bit stuck. No single party won enough seats in the National Assembly (that’s like the big group of people who make decisions for the country) to have a clear win. The PML-N got 79 seats, and the PPP was in third place with 54 seats. But with the help of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) and their 17 seats, they’ve got enough support to form a government.

Big Challenges Ahead

Now that they’ve figured out who’s in charge, they have some tough stuff to tackle. Pakistan’s money situation is pretty tight, and they just barely avoided running out of cash last year thanks to a big loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). They also need to deal with safety issues, especially with the group called the Taliban causing trouble next door in Afghanistan since 2021.

Focusing on What’s Important

Shehbaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari have a lot on their plate. They need to make sure the country’s economy gets better and that people feel safe. Last year’s loan was like a band-aid, so now they need to come up with a long-term plan to keep things stable.

Looking Ahead

With Sharif and Zardari teaming up, Pakistan is hoping to get through these tough times. Everyone’s watching to see if their plan to work together will help fix the economy and make sure everyone’s safe from threats. It’s a big job, but they’re ready to take it on.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Pakistan Capital: Islamabad;
  • Pakistan Official languages: Urdu, English;
  • Pakistan Pakistani Rupee.


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