Islamabad (August 16, 2018): Pakistan Peoples Party leader Khursheed Shah on Thursday said that his party has informed PML-N about its reservations over Shebaz Sharif name for prime ministership.
In a conversation with reporters earlier today, Shah said if the PML-N does not change its PM candidate then the PPP will make a decision accordingly.
“We have told PML-N of our reservations, we are working on [resolving it]. [But] if they don’t change their candidate then we will [make our own] decision,” he said.The final decision will be taken after consultation with party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and co-chairman Asif Zardari, Shah added.
The opposition alliance had fielded PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif as its candidate for the post of prime minister. He will be up against Pakistan Tehreeke-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan.
Earlier today, nomination Papers of PTI’s candidate, Imran Khan and Shehbaz Sharif were approved after scrutiny.
The election for the leader of the House in National Assembly will be held tomorrow.
The Speaker in the presence of proposers and seconders of the candidates scrutinized the nomination papers.The election shall be through division as enshrined in the rules of procedures and conduct of the National Assembly 2007.
Meanwhile, PTI’s important meeting has begun under the chair of the party chairman Imran Khan.
Matters of Prime Minister’s election, the formation of federal cabinet and name of the Punjab Chief Minister will be finalized, said sources.Jehangir Tareen, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pervez Khattak, Fawad Chaudhry, Asad Umer, Naeemul Haq and others are attending the meeting.
Earlier on Wednesday, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan submitted his nomination papers for the slot of Prime Minister.
Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed suggested PTI Chief Imran Khan’s name for the Leader of the House while Fakhar Imam supported his nomination.
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It is pertinent to mention that on August 7, the PTI had formally nominated party’s supremo Imran Khan as their candidate for country’s next prime minister.
PTI vice-president Shah Mehmood Qureshi presented a resolution nominating Imran as their PM candidate during a parliamentary meeting held at a private hotel in Islamabad after which, the party chairman was welcomed with a huge applause.The National Assembly will elect the prime minister for the third consecutive democratic government on August 17, according to the unofficial schedule of the 15th session of the House.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shahbaz Sharif also submitted his nomination papers for the PM slot.
Shehbaz Sharif’s nomination papers were submitted by party leaders Khawaja Asif, Ahsan Iqbal and Doctor Darshan.