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Bilawal says will urge PML-N to change its PM nominee

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said that his party will urge the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to change its nominee for premiership, ARY News reported.

The PPP chief and newly elected MNA was speaking to media in the federal capital when one of the reporters asked if his party’s parliamentarians will vote for PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif during the election of PM.

“We will urge PML-N to change its PM nominee,” answered Bilawal.

An opposition alliance comprising PPP, PML-N, ANP, MMA and other parties on August 7 jointly nominated Shehbaz Sharif as their candidate for premiership.


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The opposition alliance named “alliance for free and fair elections” had earlier decided to support a PML-N candidate for PM, a PPP nominee for speaker and MMA one for deputy speaker slot.

The elections for speaker and deputy speaker slot were held earlier today in the National Assembly wherein PTI’s Asad Qaiser and Qasim Suri elected as the speaker and deputy speaker.

Asad Qaisar was contesting against PPP nominee Khursheed Shah. Qaiser received 176 votes whereas Shah got 146 votes.

The opposition alliance reportedly voted for PPP nominee as planned.



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