Senate elections: PML-N, PML-Q to field joint candidate

Leaders from both rival parties met to evolve consensus on fielding Nisar for a general seat.


Our Correspondent March 01, 2012

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) have agreed to field PML-N’s Nisar Malakand as a joint candidate in the Senate election scheduled for March 2. Leaders from both rival parties met on Wednesday to evolve consensus on fielding Nisar for a general seat. PML-N’s senior leadership for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), including its provincial president Pir Sabir Shah, held talks with PML-Q provincial chief Ameer Muqam. Following the meeting, Muqam said that both the parties have agreed to a formula, wherein they will field joint candidates in the upcoming Senate vote.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 1st, 2012.

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