ISLAMABAD: PTI has formally nominated party chairman Imran Khan as their candidate for next Prime Minister of Pakistan. PTI parliamentary meeting held in Islamabad during which, Shah Mehmood Qureshi presented a resolution nominating Imran as their PM candidate after which, PTI chief was welcomed with a huge applause.
Imran Khan thanked the members for showing their trust on him. The change for which PTI has been struggling for 22 years will now going to be witnessed, he added.
The newly-elected members of National Assembly were also taken into confidence while discussion over the names of speaker and deputy speaker was also carried out.
The meeting was attended by several politicians including Asad Umar, Pervez Khattak, Chaudhry Sarwar and Shafqat Mahmood.
PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry hoped that PTI will get support from Balochistan National Party (Mengal) and its total numbers in the National Assembly would reach one hundred seventy seven.
According to PTI sources, Asad Umer has come forward as a strong candidate for Finance minister post while Shah Mehmood Qureshi is being considered for National Assembly speaker’s slot. Shireen Mazari is also interested for the post however possibilities exist of her being made the Defence Minister.
Shafqat Mehmood is a contender for interior minister. Dr Arif Alvi is a top choice for speaker National Assembly while Malik Ameen Aslam will be the minister or advisor for environment.
Pti sources has said that Fawad Chaudhry will possibly become the Information Minister whereas the party is considering giving Ministry of Railways to Awami Muslim League Chairperson Sheikh Rashid Ahmed.