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Opposition Parties Finalize Names for PM, Speaker Slots

Opposition parties have finalized the names of candidates for the post of prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker but names will be disclosed on the day of elections in the lower house.
This was decided in a meeting held at the residence of National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq that was attended by members of the join opposition on Friday.
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Secretary General Liaquat Baloch told media opposition parties have finalised their nominees for the slot of prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker.The names will be announced on the election day in the National Assembly, he added.
Opposition parties during a multi-party meeting presided over by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday decided to take oath in parliament.
PPP leader Sherry Rehman said that all political parties had decided to take the oath and insisted they would give the incoming government a tough time in parliament.She said that all parties had reached consensus on various points and the opposition parties jointly decided that the opposition’s joint candidate for PM would be from the PML-N, while the opposition’s joint candidate for NA speaker and deputy speaker would be from PPP and MMA respectively.