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MMA hints at staying away from voting for Shehbaz

ISLAMABAD: The cracks have appeared within the ranks of the combined opposition as after the PPP, the MMA too seems to be at odds with the PML-N over the nomination of Shehbaz Sharif as its candidate for the office of prime minister.

Liaquat Baloch, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami which is part of the MMA, has said the PML-N has flouted the decisions taken during the all-parties conference.

He said his party is not bound to vote for the PML-N nominee for the slot. The joint opposition needed to set its priorities in clear and candid manner, he added.

Pakistan People’s Party leader Chaudhry Manzoor on Wednesday confirmed that his party has decided not to vote for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) nominee Shehbaz Sharif during the election for prime minister.

He said that his party leadership had informed the PML-N at least three days ago that their MNAs will not vote for Shehbaz Sharif.

The PPP leader, however, added that his party wants to vote for a joint candidate from opposition and will wait for the PML-N decision to change the candidate.

Earlier, PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari too hinted at the same while speaking to media in the federal capital Islamabad.



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