ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate for the office of the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday filed nomination papers for election to the PM office.
Abbasi reached the office of Secretary National Assembly along with party colleagues and filed his nomination papers. He has no covering candidate for the slot.
Time for filing of nomination papers is by 02:00 pm Monday as these papers are to be scrutinized by the Speaker at 1500 hours after which list of candidates would be published.
According to details, PML-N leaders including Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, Saira Afzal Tarar, Junaid Anwaar Chaudhry, Abdul Qadir Baloch, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed, Shehzadi Umarzadi Tawana, Rana Qasim Noon, Ayaz Sherazi and Arshad Leghari are among the proposers and seconders for Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Talking to media persons, the PML-N candidate reiterated the continuity of policies of government, headed by Nawaz Sharif that stood dissolved after disqualification of the former Prime Minister.
The new cabinet would be finalized by the party through consensus, he added.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said fulfillment of the promises made to people by his party leadership would be his top priority as he believed in the continuity of policies as well as resolution of masses problems.
When asked about objections by the opposition, he said, he was not afraid of such objections and would try to come up to masses’ expectations.
Answering a question about challenges faced by country, he said, “we have been facing these challenges with devotion and dedication, and shall continue to do so in days ahead.” – APP
Story first published: 31st July 2017