Sheikh Rasheed & Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have received the nomination papers for Prime Minister. National Assembly had set the 3 PM today (30th July, 2017) deadline for receiving nomination papers. Till now only two contestants have received these papers.
Opposition parties are going to have a meeting to bring forward a unanimous candidate. Would that be Sheikh Rasheed? When asked from Khursheed Shah, the leader of the opposition in National Assembly, he said that he’s unaware of Sheikh Rasheed as a nomination. PML-N hold the majority in National Assembly and it’s highly unlikely that anyone from opposition would get selected but the opposition is going to try anyway.
While talking to a local TV channel, Sheikh Rasheed demanded that Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s name should be entered in the exit control list. He also said that he’s going to file a case against him for the LNG contracts he had done with Qatar. He further added that PML-N is making a foolish mistake by nominating Abbasi has interim PM & also as nomination Shabaz Sharif as next PM for he’s going get them both disqualified in some time.
The final list of candidates will be shared by the National Assembly by evening.