Will reach out to Zardari for support in presidential election: JUI-F chief

Published: August 27, 2018

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that he would reach out to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to garner his backing as the opposition’s presidential candidate.

“I hope that Zardari reviews his decision to field PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan for the president’s post,” he said while addressing the media in Islamabad on Monday.

“We’ve witnessed the worst election rigging in the country’s history which has galvanised all the parties together,” the JUI-F leader added.

Divided opposition: Aitzaz, Rehman submit nomination papers for presidential elections

He went on to say that the grand alliance of opposition parties wanted to field a joint candidate in the upcoming presidential polls.

Maulana Fazl, however, said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) could not develop a consensus over fielding Ahsan. “I think time should still be given to the opposition to reconcile these differences.”

Earlier in the day, Ahsan and Rehman emerged as the opposition’s nominees for the upcoming presidential elections.

Both would compete for the coveted post against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Arif Alvi.

Ahsan and Rehman submitted their nomination papers at the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Baba
    Aug 27, 2018 - 9:53PM

    An act of desperation. man off the street may be a better choice?Recommend

  • Farooq Khan
    Aug 28, 2018 - 5:48AM

    Do we want to show the world that the only faces we have those of power hungry, hypocrites and those rejected by masses and installed by corrupt politicians.Recommend

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