ISLAMABAD, (SANA): Nomination papers of all the three candidates including Mian Nawaz Sharif have been accepted for the election of Leader of the House being held today (Tuesday). Other two candidates are Makhdoom Amin Fahim of PPPP and Makhdoom Javed Hashmi of PTI.
The session of the Lower House is expected to begin at 11.00 am. The election of the leader of the house will be held by the division of the members.
The three parties filed the nomination papers of their candidates at the National Assembly secretariat today. The candidates can withdraw their nomination papers before the start of the process of the election.
Pakistan Muslim League (N) is in contact with the PPP to woo it withdraw the candidature of Makhdoom Amin Fahim for the slot of the leader of the house. PML (N) has filed the nomination papers of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for the office of the leader of the house.
His name was proposed by Chief of Pakhtunkhawa Milli Awami Party Mahmoud Khan Achakzai, PML (N) leaders Khawaja Asif, Khawaj Saad Rafiq, Abdul Qadir Baloch, Zahid Hamid, Pir Sadaruddin Rashidi and others.
Overall seven nomination papers were filed on behalf of Nawaz Sharif for the office of the leader of the house by the PML-N.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement has already announced unconditional support to Nawaz Sharif as it has not fielded any candidate in the race.
Mian Nawaz Sharif has served twice as Prime Minister of the country and twice as Chief Minister Punjab.
Newly-elected members of the National Assembly will vote for the future prime minister in the parliamentary session on June today (Wednesday) and Mian Nawaz Sharif will take oath of his office at the presidency today (Wednesday). President Asif Ali Zardari will administer the oath of newly elected prime minister of the country.