ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has been nominated as the joint candidate for the prime minister’s (PM) post by opposition political parties, party’s spokesperson Marriyum Aurganzeb said on Monday.
Talking to media, the former minister said that the decision was made in the All Parties Conference (APC) held in Islamabad on Thursday to discuss the alleged rigging during the July 25 elections.
She further said that the nominees of prime minister, National Assembly (NA) speaker, and deputy speaker will be from PML-N, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), respectively.
The party with majority seats in NA, PTI, has already nominated its chairman Imran Khan for the premiership. The two leaders will contest for the PM’s post during the voting in assembly.
Meanwhile, Marriyum stated that opposition parties have decided to pen a whitepaper on the “blatant rigging” that took place in these elections, adding that the parties would “protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan’s office in Islamabad”.
She added that all ticket holders and members of the political parties will take part in the demonstration.
Recalling that Imran Khan’s promise to conduct a recount in any constituency where there were reservations, she asked, “If the 120-day-long dharna can be covered, why can’t peoples’ concerns be aired on TV?”
She also took a hit at the PTI leaders for their dual policy, saying, “Babar Awan has started talking about taking a stay against any recounting. He should at least have kept the sanctity of his leader’s fake words intact.”