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Opposition convenes multi-party conference to decide candidate for presidential polls

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have convened a multi-party conference (MPC) on August 25 to decide candidate for presidential elections, sources told ARY News on Tuesday.

Sources said the MPC will be hosted by PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif in Murree on August 25.

Following reservations on nomination of Aitzaz Ahsan as presidential candidate, the PML-N and PPP have sped efforts to nominate a candidate for the presidential poll with consensus.

Delegations of both the parties on Tuesday held a meeting in this regard in Lahore and exchanged views on the election of president and joint strategy as the opposition in the National Assembly. Shehbaz Sharif, Khursheed Shah, Raza Rabbani, Ahsan Iqbal, Ayaz Sadiq and Rana Tanvir were also present on this occasion.

It is pertinent to mention that the PPP had nominated Aitzaz Ahsan for the slot of head of the state, while the PML-N expressed serious reservations on him.

Later talking to media, Ahsan Iqbal said the opposition wanted to bring a joint candidate for presidential elections.

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