Shehbaz Sharif Nominated As Opposition’s PM Candidate, PTI Nominates Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Islamabad: The Opposition party in Pakistan on Sunday nominated Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz as their joint candidate for prime minister’s election.

Shehbaz Sharif taking to Twitter tweeted, “Special thanks to media, civil society, lawyers, my Quaid Nawaz Sharif, Asif Zardari, Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman, Bilawal Bhutto, Khalid Maqbool, Khalid Magsi, Mosin Dawar, Ali Wazir, Amir Haider Hoti & leaders & workers of all political parties for standing up for the Constitution!”

Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party also nominated 65-year-old former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi as its candidate for the premier’s post.

Last month, former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chair Asif Ali Zardari had proposed Shehbaz’s name for the prime minister’s position in a joint opposition meeting.

PML-N senior leaders Khawaja Asif and Rana Tanveer will act as endorsers for Shehbaz.

Sharif was leading the Opposition’s efforts to topple the Imran Khan’s government. 

Pakistan Peoples Party chief Bilawal Bhutto is likely to take up charge as the next foreign minister in the new government, a local media report was cited by PTI.

“According to rumours, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari is likely to be appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs,” GeoNews report said.

Shehbaz has served as CM of Punjab province.

PTI leaders Aamir Dogar and Ali Muhammad Khan will serve as endorsers for the party’s vice-chairman.

On Sunday, the Pakistan National Assembly secretariat revised its schedule to elect the new prime minister after Imran Khan being dethrowned.

The session has been shifted from 11 am to 2 pm on April 11, which was earlier scheduled for Monday at 2 pm, reported Geo News.

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