Pakistan Army stands with democracy and non interference: COAS General Qamar Bajwa

Pakistan Army stands with democracy and non interference: COAS General Qamar Bajwa
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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi took oath as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan where all the three services chiefs were present in the oath taking ceremony.

After the oath taking ceremony COAS General Qamar Bajwa was asked by the journalists to comment about democracy and intervention by the Pakistan Army.

COAS Qamar Bajwa said that Pakistan Army stands with democracy and non interference in the Political affairs.

Earlier the Pakistani ruling party lawmakers on Tuesday waved posters of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and chanted his name after electing a close ally to replace the leader removed in a Supreme Court ruling last week.

"Nawaz Sharif! ... Lion, lion Nawaz Sharif," shouted supporters of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party after voting in Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the country's new prime minister, who later took oath. Abbasi is a former petroleum minister.

Abbasi won 221 votes in the 342-seat National Assembly, in which Sharif's party retains a solid majority after winning elections in 2013.

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