ISLAMABAD: The central leader of Pakistan Peoples Party Syed Khursheed Shah has said that Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry once offered that the PTI and PPP should field Aitzaz Ahsan as a joint candidate for president.
However, Fawad Chaudhry has tweeted that he was “surprised” at Shah’s statement.
According to Shah, Chaudhry made the offer once, never to follow up on it again. “He came to us with the offer but then the matter was brushed under the carpet,” he said.
Chaudhry responded on Twitter by talking about how Dr Arif Alvi, the PTI’s candidate for the president, is all set to win the election on September 4.
The PTI has fielded Dr Alvi while two candidates have emerged from the opposition’s side: Ahsan of the PPP and Maulana Fazlur Rehman of the MMA.
It is pertinent to note here that PTI’s Arif Alvi, PPP’s Aitzaz Ahsan and a multi-party opposition alliance’s Fazlur Rehman will be participating in presidential elections. NNI