Im­ran Khan’s nom­i­na­tion pa­pers for PM

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Awami Mus­lim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid on Wed­nes­day submitted the nom­i­na­tion pa­pers for Pak­istan Tehreek-i-In­saf Chair­man Im­ran Khan’s bid for prime min­is­ter to the Na­tional As­sem­bly sec­re­tary on Wed­nes­day. Rashid, while speak­ing to the me­dia in Islamabad, said he was Khan’s nom­i­na­tor for the post, while Fakhar Imam was the guar­an­tor. “We submitted the pa­pers for Im­ran Khan’s nom­i­na­tion,” Rashid con­firmed. The AML chief said that Im­ran Khan would be se­lected as prime min­is­ter on Aug 17 and would be sworn in as prime min­is­ter the fol­low­ing day at an oath tak­ing cer­e­mony. Khan was nom­i­nated as the PTI’s pick for PM dur­ing a meet­ing of se­nior party lead­ers at Bani­gala, ac­cord­ing to spokesper­son Fawad Chaudhry. Mean­while, the PPP and PML-N have locked horns over the joint op­po­si­tion’s nom­i­nee for prime min­is­ter. Although the 11-party op­po­si­tion al­liance, com­pris­ing the PML-N, PPP and oth­ers, had ear­lier unan­i­mously ac­cepted PML-N Pres­i­dent Shah­baz Sharif as their nom­i­nee for the post, PPP’s Khur­sheed Shah told Dawn on Tues­day that the party had reser­va­tions over the nom­i­na­tion, which it had con­veyed to the PML-N. But, in what ap­peared to be a po­lit­i­cal tac­tic, he tried to down­play the mat­ter, de­scrib­ing it as “triv­ial”. He said the PPP was in con­tact with the PML-N and the is­sue would be re­solved am­i­ca­bly. PML-N’s Mushahidul­lah Khan to­day dis­missed sug­ges­tions that the party change their nom­i­nee for PM.

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