Nawaz Sharif astonished at Raja’s nomination as PM

NAWABSHAH: PML-N president Nawaz Sharif on Friday expressed his astonishment at the nomination of Raja Pervaiz Ashraf as the PM candidate of the PPP and its coalition partners.

Speaking to the media, Nawaz Sharif said that Raja Pervaiz Ashraf was not the appropriate candidate for the prime minister’s post.

The PML-N president also criticized statements made by Chaudhry Shujaat who had said he was supporting President Zardari for the stability of democracy. “Was Shujaat supporting martial law when he supported Musharraf,” Nawaz said.

Nawaz asked coalition partners how they would be able to face the people of their constituency by supporting the PPP.

The PML-N is also fielding Mehtab Abbasi as its candidate for the post of prime minister.

The National Assembly will elect a new prime minister on Friday evening following the disqualification of Yusuf Raza Gilani.