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The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has nominated former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani as its joint candidate for the upcoming election for the post of Senate chairperson.
The decision by the Opposition alliance was taken during a meeting chaired by PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman in Islamabad today.
The meeting of the Opposition party heads is also discussing a future strategy to oust the PTI-led government.
Earlier, sources had reported that besides reviewing the process of the vote of confidence sought and secured by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the meeting will also discuss a strategy for the Opposition’s planned long march and the election of the Senate chairman.
The PDM has previously announced a long march to Islamabad on March 26.
In this regard, PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman had earlier clarified that the Opposition’s leaders and workers will not arrive in Islamabad for a short stay but will sit there and protest against the government till their demands are met.
A day ago, the PML-N also held an important meeting to discuss plans related to the anti-government long march.
In addition, PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and leader of the Opposition in Punjab Hamza Shahbaz also met to discuss important political developments, including the possibility of an in-house change in the Punjab Assembly.

Abdul Gh Lone