LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Tuesday nominated party’s MPA-elect Hamza Shehbaz Sharif as Punjab Chief Minister candidate.
According to a statement issued after a party meeting, the PML-N’s Punjab MPAs-elect unanimously named Hamza Shehbaz Sharif as their candidate for Punjab CM slot and Iqbal Gujjar as Punjab Assembly Speaker.
The first session of newly elected Punjab Assembly will be held on Wednesday wherein the newly elected MPAs will take oath.
Elections for the slots of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Assembly will take place on Thursday.
It is pertinent to note here that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which claims to hold majority in the provincial assembly, has still not announced its candidate.
PTI has so far only nominated Dost Muhammad Mazari for the post of Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Assembly.