World Current Affairs June 2013

Nawaz Sharif sworn in

The newly elected Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took office on Wednesday, vowing to fix the ailing economy and end electricity blackouts while also calling for an end to American drone strikes in the tribal areas. He was elected as Pakistan’s Prime Minister to an unprecedented third term. Mr. Sharif emphasised that fixing the economy was his top priority. He listed the problems facing Pakistan, including unpaid loans, unemployment, a disillusioned youth, extremism and lawlessness, and widespread corruption. 

As the new Premier, Nawaz Sharif will face a mountain of problems, including an unprecedented power crisis. Over the last 5 years of the previous administration, power outages,some as long as 20 hours, have plagued the country. Nawaz Sharif and his team of advisers have been meeting continuously officials from the power-related industries and interim government officials from affected ministries. 

Nawaz Sharif mentioned country’s often-tenuous relationship with the U.S. when he called for an end to the drone strikes used by the United States to kill militants in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan to the west. “This daily routine of drone attacks, this chapter shall now be closed,” Nawaz Sharif said to widespread applause in the Parliament hall.

Did you know

1. Sharif is the president of Pakistan Muslim League(N), which is currently Pakistan's largest political party.
2. As the owner of Ittefaq Group, a leading business conglomerate, he is also one of the country's wealthiest men.
3. He ordered Pakistan's first nuclear tests in response to neighbouring India's second nuclear tests

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