PPP’s Farhatullah Babar runs short of Senate polls fee

Ishaq Khan

PESHAWAR: An interesting situation was developed in Peshawar when senior leader of PPP Farhatullah Babar was failed to produce the full fee required to deposit along with the nomination papers he wanted to file for contesting Senate polls, on Saturday.

The veteran politician, Farhatullah Babar  was required to submit Rs 40,000 fee for the upcoming senate polls, he had only 32,000 rupees in hand, when he reached to the election commission office to submit his nomination form for the election.

The PPP leaders who accompanied the senior party leader then contributed the remaining amount paving way for Farhatullah Babar to submit his papers.

It is to be mentioned here that the PPP has named Farhatullah Babar as proposed joint candidate of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has been named as joint candidate of the PDM, from Islamabad.

Babar remained a member of the Senate for two terms, from 2003 to 2006 and from 2012 to 2018.

The outspoken former senator also remained the spokesperson of the People’s Party.