ISLAMABAD: Interim Prime Minister- designate Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Saturday said that he would strive to keep up the mandate of economic stability and completion of development projects during his stint, before handing it over to the next prime minister.
Talking to media after his nomination by former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at a Parliamentary Party meeting of the PML-N, he said there had been no contenders for the prime ministerial slot, rather it was decided by the party leadership which was endorsed by all.
Elected from NA-50 constituency of Rawalpindi, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is currently holding the portfolio of Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources.
He ruled out the impression that there was any division within the party, saying that all of the parliamentarians were there in the meeting.
He said the PML-N did implementd the court decision despite some reservations. – SAMAA/APP
Story first published: 29th July 2017