ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) group Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman announced his support for Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) presidential nominee Mamnoon Hussain, Express News reported on Thursday.
This announcement was made after a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Mamnoon Hussain is a senior vice president of the PML-N and former governor of Sindh. If elected, Hussain would be the 11th president of Pakistan.
Earlier, on July 23, Fazl had said that the JUI-F would try to support a joint candidate for the presidential election.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced a revised schedule for the presidential election in compliance with a Supreme Court order on Wednesday.
According to the new schedule, the candidates can withdraw their nomination papers on July 27. The ECP will publish the list of validly nominated candidates on July 27 at 5pm.
Balloting will be held on July 30 from 10am to 3pm at the Parliament House in Islamabad and at the buildings of four provincial assemblies.