Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah settled on the name of former chief justice of Supreme Court Nasirul Mulk.

The much-anticipated decision was announced at a joint press briefing at Parliament House by Abbasi, Shah and Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq.

According to sources, Sadiq played an important role in breaking the impasse between Abbasi and Shah, persuading the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly to support Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk’s candidature.