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PTI Nominates Omar Ayub Khan for Prime Minister’s Slot

In the current climate of political uncertainty in Pakistan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has made a significant move by nominating former minister Omar Ayub Khan for the position of prime minister. As announced by former National Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser, Ayub Khan is the chosen candidate for the premier’s role, marking a crucial development in the ongoing race for government formation.

Qaiser, tasked with liaising with other political parties, revealed the PTI’s intention to engage in discussions with parties such as the Awami National Party (ANP), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI), and others. These dialogues are pivotal in the formation of the government and reflect the PTI’s strategic approach to building alliances.

Expressing dissatisfaction with the 2024 elections, Qaiser criticized them as the worst in Pakistan’s history, alleging widespread rigging and asserting that the global community does not accept the results. In response, PTI founder Imran Khan is expected to announce a date for a protest against the alleged electoral irregularities, further adding to the unfolding political drama.

This development comes on the heels of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) naming Shehbaz Sharif as its prime ministerial candidate. Reports also suggest that PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz is being considered for the position of Punjab chief minister, adding layers to the complex political landscape.

The final decision on the unanimous candidate for the prime minister’s office is pending consultations among allied parties. PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif has reportedly approved the nominations of both Shehbaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz, setting the stage for strategic political alignments.

Provisional results indicate that independent candidates have secured the most seats in the National Assembly, closely followed by the PML-N. As the PML-N actively works to form a coalition government, enticing the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and other political entities into collaboration, the dynamics of the evolving political scenario remain fluid.

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