Islamabad (July 30, 2017): The process leading towards election of the new prime minister and the Leader of the House by the National Assembly legislators scheduled to be held at 3 p.m. on August 1 has begun with the obtain nomination being made available.
Thus far PMLN leader and immediate past Minister of Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and chief of Awami Muslim League Shaikh Rasheed Ahmed, who is a close ally of chairman of opposition PTI Imran Khan, have reportedly obtained the nomination papers from the office of the Secretary National Assembly.
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The nomination papers that will remain available received till 2 p.m. Monday will be scrutinized by the Speaker National Assembly will scrutinize the papers at 3:00 p.m. the same day.
The President has already summoned the National Assembly session on Tuesday at 3 in the afternoon.
After the election, the new prime minister will take oath of his office. The President will administer the oath.
After taking oath, the new prime minister will constitute the federal cabinet.
PML-N has nominated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as interim Prime Minister.