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Pakistan's ruling party vows smooth transition for new leader

The Muslim League-Nawaz party has a strong majority in parliament and says it will ensure a quick handover

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The plan is for Mr Abbasi (above) to stay in power for less than two months before Mr Sharif's brother Shahbaz takes over.

Islamabad

PAKISTAN'S president has called a special parliamentary session on Tuesday to hold a vote to install Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as interim prime minister, with the ruling party vowing a smooth transfer of power after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted.

Mamnoon Hussain

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