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PPP hopeful Fazl will drop out from presidential race

LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira on Sunday expressed optimism that JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the opposition’s candidate for the presidential election, will drop out from the race and convince the PML-N and other opposition parties to support Aitzaz Ahsan.  Speaking to the media in Lahore, Kaira said Mr Ahsan will be president if the JUI-F chief agreed to their demand. He said his party tried to convince Mr Rehman during an all-parties conference and a separate meeting to persuade…

Aitzaz expects Fazl to withdraw from presidential race in his favor

ISLAMABAD: PPP-backed presidential candidate Aitzaz Ahsan said "I hope Fazlur Rehman would withdraw from the presidential contest in my favor." Aitzaz was speaking to media as the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) approved his nomination papers for the presidential elections earlier today. He urged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf members to do justice while they vote in the assembly. "It is a vote of conscience, not of any party," he added. Referring to Maulana Fazlur Rehman, he reiterated that consensus could not be…

PPP, PTI team up to defeat Maulana Fazl’s son in NA-37

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: PPP leader Faisal Karim Kundi withdrew his nomination papers in favour of a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate on NA-37 Dera Ismail Khan.  Mr. Kundi, a PPP ticket holder, had submitted his papers to contest on a National Assembly seat (NA-37) in DI Khan, but later decided to step aside from the electoral contest, withdrawing his candidature. The PPP leader said he withdrew from election race for the benefit of PTI candidate Habibullah Kundi to give a tough contest to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F)…