Former petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is poised to become Pakistan's new prime minister in a parliamentary vote today, just days after the ouster of veteran leader Nawaz Sharif.
A quick transition should ease fears that the nation would be plunged into another bout of political instability, which could erode economic and security gains since the last poll in 2013.
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