ISLAMABAD: Nomination papers of chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan were filed on Wednesday for the election of prime minister to be held on Friday in the National Assembly.
In the nomination papers, the PTI chairman’s proposer is Sheikh Rasheed and seconder is Fakhar Imam.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif has also submitted his nomination papers for the PM slot.
Shehbaz Sharif’s nomination papers were submitted by party leaders Khawaja Asif, Ahsan Iqbal and Doctor Darshan.
Following the election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker in the lower House of the parliament, the Speaker announced the process for the prime minister’s election process.
Newly-elected Speaker Asad Qaiser said that the nomination papers can be filed until Thursday 2 PM, adding that the process of scrutiny will begin at 3PM.
In the NA session to be held on August 18, chances are that the new prime minister will be administered oath by President Mamnoon Hussain.
Asad Qaiser and Qasim Suri were respectively elected as the speaker and deputy speaker of the National Assembly on Wednesday.
Qaiser was contesting against Khursheed Shah from the Pakistan Peoples Party. He received 176 votes whereas Shah got 146 votes.
A total of 330 votes were cast in the election for NA speaker, out of which 322 were accepted and eight were rejected. The PTI leader was administered oath by outgoing speaker Ayaz Sadiq.—INP