Islamabad (Aug 1, 2017): Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) fielded Syed Naveed Qamar as its candidate for election of Prime Minister.
As the opposition parties failed to field a joint candidate with consensus, PPP decided to contest the elections on its own.
Khurshied Shah and Naveed Qamar have filed nomination papers for contesting elections for Prime Minister.
However, PPP parliamentary party meeting decided to field Naveed Qamar against PML-N Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
After the meeting, Khurshid Shah withdrew his nomination papers. Shah announced that Naveed Qamar will be PPP’s candidate in the election.
It is to be mentioned here that National Assembly will elected new Prime Minister today following the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif by Supreme Court of Pakistan.