Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday nominated himself for the post of prime minister, while the former ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) named Shah Mehmood Qureshi as its candidate for the post. Make. , The move comes hours after Prime Minister Imran Khan was removed from office via a no-confidence vote in the early hours of Sunday, becoming the first prime minister in the country’s history to be sent home after losing the confidence of the House.
The Express Tribune newspaper reported that as per the deadline set by the National Assembly, 70-year-old Shahbaz submitted his nomination papers for the new Leader of the House. Senior PML-N leaders Khwaja Asif and Rana Tanveer will act as supporters of Shahbaz. Khan’s party nominated 65-year-old former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi as its prime ministerial candidate. PTI leaders Amir Dogar and Ali Muhammad Khan will serve as campaigners for the party’s vice president. The National Assembly Secretariat had earlier announced the timing for the submission and scrutiny of nomination papers for the election of the Speaker and Leader of the House.