Bilawal adamant on Aitzaz as PPP’s presidential candidateAbdul Gh Lone 28 August 2018 0 COMMENTS
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is adamant on Senator Aitzaz Ahsan for the party’s presidential election candidate, sources.
According to reports, a PPP delegation met the chairman who told them that he had three names for the presidential candidate. “Aitzaz, Aitzaz, Aitzaz,” sources quoted Bilawal.
PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has summoned a party meeting to discuss cooperation sought by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Maulana Fazlur Rahman for a consensus presidential candidate. The PPP will meet at 5pm today to discuss Fazl’s request and take a final decision on a presidential candidate.
A day earlier, the 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.
Sources disclosed that the JUI-F leader requested Zardari to withdraw PPP candidate Aitzaz Ahsan from the presidential contest.