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Fazl Will Withdraw In My Favor, Hopes Aitzaz Ahsan

Islamabad (August 29, 2018): Pakistan Peoples Party’s Presidential Candidate, Aitzaz Ahsan expressed hope that Fazlur Rehman will withdraw his nomination for presidential election in his favour.

Talking to the media outside ECP, he acknowledged that the opposition was in a disadvantageous position because of lack of agreement on a consensus candidate.

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He said so far there was no consensus among opposition parties on fielding a joint candidate.

We will vigorously contest the presidential election, he added.

“Article 63-A of the Constitution states that MPAs and MNAs of a specific party have to vote for their party candidate,” he said.

Stating that this a time for ‘justice’, Ahsan added, “Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has to do justice between candidates.”

Responding to a question regarding who is likely to win the presidential election, the PPP leader said, “Voters have to decide this and I hope some PTI leaders will also vote for me.”

Earlier today, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) scrutinised and approved the nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Dr Arif Alvi, Ahsan and Maulana Fazl for the presidential election.

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According to the sources, The party members met to discuss Fazl’s request and take a final decision on a presidential candidate and decided that it would not support joint opposition candidate Moulana Fazl Rehman and stick to its own candidate Choudhry Aitzaz Ahsan.

Former President and Co-Chairman PPP said that Pakistan Peoples Party believes in politics of principals. He said that PPP is pursuing its own political agenda.

Sources said the meeting reviewed possible repercussions and political gains of supporting Fazl as consensus candidate, however, PPP members opposed Ahsan’s withdrawal from the race.

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