Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, congratulated Shehbaz Sharif on taking oath as the 24th prime minister of Pakistan.

“Congratulations to @CMShehbaz on being sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan,” read a short statement on the Indian prime minister’s official X handle.

On Monday, President Dr Arif Alvi administered the oath to Shehbaz Sharif after he was elected as the 24th prime minister of Pakistan on Sunday by receiving 201 votes in the National Assembly (NA).

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