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PPP to consider Fazl’s request for joint presidential candidate

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has summoned the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) meeting on Tuesday to discuss Maulana Fazlur Rahman request for a consensus presidential candidate.

According to party sources, PPP will meet at 5pm today to discuss the upcoming presidential elections and take a final decision on a presidential candidate.

Earlier on Monday, JUI-F chief, who has submitted his nomination papers for the presidential election to be held on September 4 after being fielded as the nominee of all opposition parties except PPP, called on the former president and sought cooperation.

Reports claimed that the JUI-F leader requested Zardari to withdraw PPP candidate Senator Aitzaz Ahsan from the presidential contest.

Fazl also told the former president that except the PPP, all opposition parties were supporting his candidacy for the office of the country’s president and that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) objected to Ahsan’s candidacy.

He also said that if the opposition remained divided then the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s candidate Dr Arif Alvi will benefit.

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