LAHORE, Feb 12 (APP):Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Deputy Secretary General Attaullah Tarar has said that his party’s candidate for the prime minister slot will be announced after a complete consensus with allied parties.
Addressing a press conference at the party secretariat in Model Town on Monday, he said that the party was in a position to form a government in Punjab as it had attained a simple majority in the province.
The PML-N leader said that discussions were underway with the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) for the Centre. Efforts are underway to induct more newly elected members in the party, he mentioned.
Attaullah Tarar said that a candidate for premiership would be announced after a proper consensus of all political allies. He said that PML-N was going to form a government in Punjab and he congratulated all PML-N workers, elected members and leaders.
About election results, he emphasized that certain elements had prematurely celebrated their triumph based on the initial announcement of a 25 percent result. However, when the comprehensive results were revealed, these elements began alleging electoral malpractice and raised concerns about rigging, he added.
He admitted that prominent PML-N figures such as Rana Sanaullah, Mian Javed Latif, Sheikh Rohail Asghar, and Khawaja Saad Rafique had lost their seats, adding that if there had been rigging by the PML-N, these seats could not have been lost. He stated that his party had gracefully accepted electoral results in areas where they faced defeat.