The move came hours after Prime Minister Imran Khan was removed from office by a vote of no confidence early Sunday morning, becoming the first prime minister in the country’s history to be sent home after losing confidence in the House of Representatives.
Shehbaz, 70, submitted the nomination papers for the House’s new leader, according to the submission deadline set by the National Assembly, the Express Tribune newspaper reported.
Leading PML-N leaders Khawaja Asif and Rana Tanveer will serve as endorsers for Shehbaz.
Khan’s party nominated 65-year-old former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi as their nominee for prime minister.
PTI leaders Aamir Dogar and Ali Muhammad Khan will serve as supporters to the party’s deputy leader.
The Secretariat of the National Assembly earlier announced the timing for the submission of the nomination papers and consideration of the election of the Prime Minister and Speaker of the House of Representatives.
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/pml-ns-shehbaz-sharif-ptis-qureshi-submit-nomination-papers-for-pms-post/articleshow/90760985.cms PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif and PTI’s Qureshi submit nomination papers for the post of Prime Minister