Schedule for PM’s election unveiled as PTI vows to bring founder back to PM House

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) Secretariat on Thursday announced the schedule for the election of the prime minister’s slot.

According to details, the newly elected MNAs who took oath on Thursday would be voting for the prime minister’s slot on Sunday, March 3.

As per the schedule issued by the NA Secretariat, the premiership aspirants can submit their nomination papers by 2 pm on March 2. “The final list of candidates would be issued after scrutiny of the nomination papers,” it added.

The NA Secretariat said that candidates can collect the nomination papers from the legislation department. “The candidates are asked to submit their nomination papers to the NA Secretariat,” the schedule read.

It is pertinent to mention here that Shehbaz Sharif has been nominated by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), and other allies for the slot. While the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) named Omar Ayub as its candidate for the prime minister’s slot.

PTI vows to bring back founder as prime minister

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders – Umar Ayub and Ali Muhammad Khan said on Thursday that the PTI founder will be in the assembly as prime minister.

Talking to media outside the National Assembly here before attending the session of the newly-elected house, they vowed that the PTI would resolve people’s problems.

Omar Ayub said that the international financial institutions want proper use of the debt as the government does not have the ability to do so. He said that the members of the Sunni Unity Council (SIC) would attend the assembly session en masse, take oath and stage protest.

The PTI founder has directed the members-elect to ensure their presence in the assembly session.

Ali Muhammad Khan said that their leader would return to the highest office with a two-thirds majority.

He said that the party had won 180 seats but deprived of its mandate by tampering with Form 47. “We have pointed this out to the IMF,” he added.

Khan said that the party wanted strong judicial system in the country.


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