PPP nominate Senator Raza Rabbani as presidential candidate

Published: July 19, 2013
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Raza Rabbani. PHOTO: FILE

Raza Rabbani. PHOTO: FILE

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) nominated Senator Raza Rabbani as a candidate for the upcoming Presidential elections, Express News reported.

Addressing the press conference alongside PPPP President and senior party leader Amin Fahim, Rabbani said that he hoped the forthcoming presidential elections will allow Pakistan to become a “true federal state”.

The presidential elections are scheduled to be held on August 6.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has already shortlisted six names for the post.

The ECP has stipulated July 24 as the last date to submit presidential nomination papers. The tenure of President Asif Ali Zardari comes to an end on Septermber8, 2013

Fahim had earlier expressed concerns over holding the presidential elections before due time.

President Zardari has already announced that he will not contest the next presidential election for a second successive term.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Awaïs Jawaid Bangash
    Jul 20, 2013 - 12:29AM

    WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN…
    Trust PPP to come up with it’s “finest”.
    Raza Rabbani is perhaps the only politician in Pakistan on whose name even the worst enemies of PPP will swear…

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  • Abbas
    Jul 20, 2013 - 12:42AM

    The man behind the 18th Amendment. He helped strengthen democracy in Pakistan and is definitely a better candidate than Zardari. However, we should try finding an apolitical president.

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  • mahmood
    Jul 20, 2013 - 1:21AM

    A good unifier of the federation

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  • Muhammad Akram
    Jul 20, 2013 - 1:35AM

    Only headline about Imran Khan awakes the sleeping youth to comment. The every breath of political shows and newspapers should thank to Mr.Khan.

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  • muhammad rasheed
    Jul 28, 2013 - 12:15AM

    PPP leadership is advised to contest the presidential election according to the political well and don’t disrupt the political process, which is not suitable for Pakistan in these day. Infact Pakistan is already in trouble situation due to law and order situation.Recommend

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