Pakistan News Service

Tuesday Oct 15, 2019, Safar 15, 1441 Hijri
Pakistan News Home -> Top -> News Details

PPP still firm on Aitzaz Ahsan nomination

27 August, 2018

  Related News  
Opposition to field joint candidate for president
Govt to abolish discretionary funds for PM,MNAs,MPAs
  More on this View All

ISLAMABAD: According to reports, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), which had nominated Aitzaz Ahsan as its candidate, is standing firm on its choice and has rejected the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) objections.

Earlier in the day, PPP senior leader Khursheed Shah said that he was hopeful that the PML-N would make a positive decision after taking into consideration his party’s choice. “The PML-N and the PPP will have to resolve their differences and move forward together,” he said, adding that PPP’s candidate for presidency was the “candidate of all of Pakistan”.

Also a statement quoting former president and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said, “Aitzaz Ahsan will remain our nominee. We will convince the PML-N to accept Ahsan.”

Meanwhile, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman had agreed to support PPP’s nominee. Rehman also met PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif after he was tasked by the PPP to convince the former to vote Ahsan in the upcoming presidential election.

However, the PML-N suggested that it would support PPP leader and former premier Yousaf Raza Gillani for the slot.

According to sources, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif agreed on Gillani’s name.

On Saturday, political leaders said that opposition parties had agreed to field a joint candidate in the presidential election.

Speaking to media after the conference, PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal said the name of the candidate would be announced on Sunday as PPP members had asked for some time to take their leadership into confidence over the discussion.

On Friday, PML-N leader Pervaiz Rasheed had said that the party would consider supporting Ahsan for the post of president if he applogises to former premier Nawaz.

However, responding to Rasheed’s comments, Ahsan in a media talk had said that the PML-N demand was “non-serious and non-political”. Polling for the presidential election will be held on September 4.

 What do you think about the story ? Leave your comments!

Heading (Optional)
Your Comments: *

Your Name:*
E-mail (Optional):
City (Optional):
Country (Optional):
Field marked(*) are mandatory.
Note. The PakTribune will publish as many comments as possible but cannot guarantee publication of all. PakTribune keeps its rights reserved to edit the comments for reasons of clarity, brevity and morality. The external links like http:// https:// etc... are not allowed for the time being to be posted inside comments to discourage spammers.

  Speak Out View All
Military Courts
Imran - Qadri long march
Candid Corner
Exclusive by
Lt. Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Pakistan itself a victim of state-sponsored terrorism: Qamar Bajwa
Should You Try Napping During the Workday?
Suggested Sites