ISLAMABAD: PPP stalwart Raja Pervez Ashraf was elected as the new prime minister of Pakistan by National Assembly members on Friday.
Here is a brief profile of Ashraf:
Declared assets: Rs62million
Political career: Elected twice from NA-51, Gujjar Khan. Appointed federal minister for water and power after the 2008 elections. Was again appointed a minister in the recently-dissolved cabinet.
Controversy: Faces corruption allegation for receiving kickbacks in rental power projects and buying properties in London. The Supreme Court also directed NAB to take action against Ashraf for his alleged involvement in rental power case.