ISLAMABAD: Foreign dignitaries and prominent party leaders rushed to felicitate Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif on taking oath as Prime Minister of Pakistan on Wednesday.
Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani extended his felicitations to Sharif on becoming the first politician in the country's parliamentary history to make it to the office of prime minister for a third time.
Amongst those who congratulated Sharif included Chinese premier Li Keqiang and Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain also congratulated Sharif on being sworn in as Prime Minister and hoped that he'll be able to resolve the challenges faced by the country.
The newly elected premier beat his competition by receiving a total of 244 votes, whereas Makhdoom Javed Hashmi received 31 votes and Makdhoom Amin Fahim recieved a total of 42 votes.
After formally chosen by a vote in the National Assembly, Sharif took his oath under President Asif Ali Zardari.
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