Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of National Assembly (MNA) Rana Sanaullah on Thursday defended his party’s decision to nominate PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif for the election of prime minister (PM).

“It is our right to nominate anyone from our party for the in demand position of PM,” Sanaullah said while speaking to the media. “Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had not nominated Syed Khursheed Shah for the election of National Assembly Speaker with our consultation,” he argued.

Sanaullah said that if PPP has had a change of heart, it should come clean and let everyone know about it. “From PPP’s perspective, I think that only Asif Zardari may have some problems,” he noted.

The former law minister said that his party would have no objections if Zardari managed to win some concessions. Speaking on the occasion, PML-N MNA Javed Abbasi urged the PPP to back PML-N’s candidate for the prime minister’s election.

“If PPP doesn’t vote our candidate, questions will be asked,” he said, adding that PML-N had backed the PPP’s candidate.