The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Monday nominated Shehbaz Sharif as its parliamentary leader and candidate for the office of the prime minister.

The decision in this regard was taken during a meeting of the PML-N Central Working Committee presided over by party president Shehbaz Sharif which discussed current polticial scenario in the centre and Punjab.

Former information minister Marrium Aurangzeb told media after the meeting the party was in contact with independent MPA-elects, adding that PML-N would not engage in horse trading.

On Saturday, the joint oppositon also decided to field the former Punjab chief minister as their candidate for the PM s slot. The Pakistan People s Party (PPP) has already nominated Khursheed Shah for the post of National Assembly speaker.

The joint opposition announced to stage protest against election results on August 8 in Islamabad and on August 9 across the country.

The leaders named the opposition as ‘Pakistan Alliance for Free and Fair Election’ and also finalised the candidates for prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker posts.