ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday has nominated party president Shehbaz Sharif as candidate for the prime minister ship, Newsone reported.
The decision was made in PML-N’s central executive committee meeting chaired by Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore on Monday.
The meeting discussed upon strategy to form government in centre and Punjab.
Speaking to media, PML-N leader Maryam announced that Shehbaz Sharif would be the joint candidate of opposition for PM’s office, adding that PML-N will hold protest outside ECP office on August 8.
“PML-N with the help of other opposition parties will continue the struggle for democracy. Imran has elected with the fake mandate,” she added.
The meeting had senior party leaders in attendance, who were consulted over the results of General Election 2018.
Earlier today, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan formally nominated as his party’s candidate for prime ministry after a long party meeting and much deliberation.
Imran was nominated as PTI candidate for the post during the party’s parliamentary committee meeting.
In his speech, the PTI chief recalled the party’s history, his own struggles and achievements, including the 1992 World Cup victory, and laid out future plans.
Party vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi presented a resolution unanimously nominating and accepting Khan as PTI’s premier candidate.
“My focus was not to become an MNA or a prime minister,” Imran said during his address. “The issues over which the nation voted us into power need to be addressed on priority,” he emphasised.
Imran continued, “The country is in an economic crisis and we need to steer it out of it.” “We will approach overseas Pakistanis for repayment of debts,” he added.
Imran Khan is expected to take oath on August 13th.