Islamabad (August 1, 2017): The National Assembly session started here at Parliament’s House to elect a new leader of the house following the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif.
The session has been called by President Mamnoon Hussain with a one-point agenda to elect a new Prime Minister.
Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq is presiding over the session of the house.PML-N has fielded Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the former petroleum minister, as its candidate for prime minister and with the virtue of its comfortable majority, Abbasi is certain to be elected as new Prime Minister.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has also announced to withdraw its candidate Kishwar Zehra in favour of the PML-N nominee Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar announced the party’s decision in a joint press conference after a meeting with PML-N leaders in the federal capital on Tuesday.
PPP has fielded Naveed Qamar as its candidate while Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has been nominated by PTI as its nominee. Sahibzada Tariqullah of Jamaat-e-Islami is also in the fray.