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April 12, 2022: National / International Current Affairs
1. Shehbaz made premier as `opposition` forms govt
• For the first time in the history of Pakistan`s parliament, the endre opposition cohort in the National Assembly crossed over to the government aisle following the election of Shehbaz Sharif as the new prime minister, on April 11, 2022.
• Mr Sharif, who later took oath as the country`s premier, secured 174 votes in a one-sided election in the National Assembly following the en masse resignation of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) members.
• According to the National Assembly website, Mr Sharif will be the 24th prime minister of the country not counting caretaker set ups.
• PML-N`s Ayaz Sadiq presided over Monday`s proceedings after Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri, who was initially chairing the sitting, said his conscience did not allow him to conduct the session
2. US says it values ties with Pakistan
• The United States said on April 11, 2022 that it values its `longstanding` cooperation with Pakistan but will not like to comment on the regime change in Islamabad.
• `We are closely following developments in Pakistan,` a spokesperson for the US State Department told Dawn when asked for comment on Shehbaz Sharif`s election as the country`s new prime minister.
• `The United States has no position on and does not comment on Pakistan`s internal process,` the US official added when reminded how during the weekend the Pakistani parliament voted out Imran Khan and elected an opposition leader as the new prime minister
3. Shah Farman quits as KP governor
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman on April 11, 2022 resigned after election of Shehbaz Sharif as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
• The outgoing governor had already decided that he would relinquish his office once Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leader was elected the country`s chief executive.
• `The governor has signed his resignation [letter] and dispatched it to President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi,` a statement issued from the Governor`s House said
4. ECP issues delimitation schedule, freezes new admin units
• The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on April 11, 2022 announced the delimitation schedule for the National Assembly and provincial assemblies for the next general elections.
• As a first step, the boundaries of administrative units across the country have been frozen and the delimitation committees for all the provinces and the federal capital will be formed by April 16.
• The schedule came days after the ECP had expressed inability to conduct general elections before October, citing legal hitches including absence of delimitation, an essential prerequisite for polls, inviting scathing criticism from the then ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf
5. Opposition withdraws no-trust motion against KP CM
• The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on April 11, 2022 expressed confidence in Chief Minister Mahmood Khan after the opposition withdrew its no-trust motion against him as anti-US sloganeering and rumpus marred the proceedings. Eighty-eight out of 94 lawmakers of the ruling PTI reposed their confidence in the leader of the house. MPA Sultan Mohammad Khan moved the resolution.
• PPP MPA Nighat Yasmin Orakzai fell conscious while rushing towards the seat of Minister for Social Welfare Anwar Zeb Khan. Chief Minister Mahmood Khan tried to stop her; however, she fell unconscious on her way and was taken away on a stretcher for first aid to Lady Reading Hospital.