Presidential elections: Fahim questions ‘haste’ in presidential polls

Says PPP is consulting opposition for joint candidate.

Our Correspondent July 18, 2013
A file photo of Makhdoom Amin Faheem. PHOTO: EXPRESS


President Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarian (PPPP) Makhdoom Amin Fahim has said that they have started consultation with opposition parties to nominate a joint candidatea for the president of Pakistan.

Speaking to reporters after an Iftar dinner hosted by PPP leader Makhdoom Fazal on Wednesday, Fahim expressed hope that election commission of Pakistan and its chairman, Justice (Retd) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim would not violate the law and presidential election would be held under the purview of the constitution.

“PML N and its leadership will be in a better position to explain why the elections for the president of Pakistan are being held before due time. It seems they (PML-N) have not changed their attitude and want to continue with their past legacy,” he said.

Fahim, flanked by PPP senior leader senator Raza Rabbani and Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, criticised PML-N leader Mumtaz Bhutto’s statement regarding the governor’s rule in Sindh. “PPP is the true democratic party belonging to lesser mortals that is why these people are always talking against it.”

Raza Rabbani, however, warned the PML N to avoid such approach, “PPP leaders are not wearing bangles.” After the 18 Amendment, it is not easy to impose governor’s rule in any province. If so we know how to deal with it, he remarked.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2013.


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