ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Khurshid Shah said Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has been nominated for the post of premiership after elaborate brainstorming sessions.
Addressing a joint press conference flanked by coalition partners, the PPP leader said the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had consultations with its coalition partners over the political turmoil created by the ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) regarding the contempt conviction of former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani.
After prolonged deliberations over the name of next prime minister of Pakistan, name of Raja Pervaiz Ashraf was finalized, Khursheed Shah said.
He said however, the government, avoiding the clash path, acceded to the verdict for the sake of supremacy of the parliament and perpetuity of democracy in the country. SAMAA