JUI-F to support Nawaz Sharif for PM’s slot

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Tuesday said that his party has decided to vote for Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif in the election for the Leader of the House to be held Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters here after a meeting of the party’s parliamentary board, Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that a delegation of the PML-N had requested his party to vote for Sharif in the election for the slot of prime minister.

He said that in response, the core committee in its meeting had decided to vote for the PML-N chief as a goodwill gesture.

He said that his party had also supported PML-N in the elections for Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly.

To a question, the JUI-F chief said that he would take oath as member of the National Assembly during Wednesday’s session.