PML-N has no objection over Ahsan’s nomination for president: Khurshid

26 Aug, 2018 8:57 pm

PESHAWAR (92 News) – Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader Syed Khurshid Shah said that opposition parties including the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) have no reservation over the name of Aitzaz Ahsan for the slot of president.

He said while talking to the journalists during his visit to Bilour House in Peshawar. Aitzaz Ahsan, Naveed Qamar and Qamar Zaman Kaira also accompanied Shah and condoled the death of Haroon Bilour.

Khurshid Shah said that PPP has proposed the name of Aitezaz Ahsan for Presidential elections and no one has objection over Ahsan’s nomination. He added that the PTI should support Aitzaz Ahsan for the slot of president.

Criticizing the austerity or saving campaign of the prime minister, he said that this is better way to save money for going Bani Gala through helicopter twice a day. Taking a jibe at federal government, Shah said PTI-led government is not doing anything new adding that discretionary funds have already been abolished and there is ban on travel through first class and treatment from abroad.

Meanwhile, PPP has refused to retract the name of its nominee for the presidential election after the PML-N expressed reservation on the name of Aitzaz Ahsan.

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman Sunday contacted PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif and told him Asif Ali Zardari has refused to take back the name of Aitzaz Ahsan.

The PML-N, while suggesting the names of Yousuf Raza Gillani and Raza Rabbani, expressed reservation on Ahsan’s nomination, saying the veteran PPP leader had a strong stance against the party.


The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has already named Arif Alvi as its candidate for the post.

Earlier, an All Parties Conference (APC) of the grand opposition chaired by Shehbaz Sharif could not reach consensus to bring a joint candidate of the opposition for the elections of the president to be held on September 4.

The meeting, which was attended by the leaders of 11 opposition parties including PPP, JUI-F, Awami National Party (ANP) and Mutahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), continued for around four hours.

During the meeting, the participants expressed grave concerns regarding PPP and complaint of the party’s withdrawal from premier elections and deciding against voting in favour of Shehbaz Sharif.




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