Will try to persuaded Fazl to withdraw from presidential election, says Aitzaz Ahsan

September 1, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan has said that he is confident that a positive conclusion will be reached on the issue of a joint presidential candidate.

Speaking to the media in Islamabad on Saturday, he said, “Before the presidential election, a positive conclusion will be reached.”

Further, he said Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, who has been fielded by the grand alliance of opposition parties except for PPP, is a “well-respected man.”

“We have not raised any questions on his character,” he said.

“We will try to persuade Maulana to withdraw from the race for the office of the country’s president in our favour,” the PPP leader added.

Ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has fielded Dr Arif Alvi as their presidential candidate.

Polling for the presidential election will be held on September 4.

The president is elected by an electoral college comprising members of the Senate, National Assembly, and the four provincial assemblies.

Voting is held through a secret ballot. INP