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Presidential election: Shehbaz Sharif to chair APC in Muree today

MURREE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz ( PML-N) has convened All Parties Conference at Nawaz Sharif’s residence in Murree today (Saturday), to hold consultations regarding opposition’s unanimous candidate for Presidential elections.


Shehbaz Sharif will chair the session in which Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) , Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Awami National Party (ANP), Mutahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and other party leaders have been invited.


PML-N will also hold a consultative meeting before initiating the APC meeting.


On the other hand, PPP is trying to convince other parties over its candidate Aitzaz Ahsan for the top slot.


A consultative meeting of the PPP headed by ex-opposition leader in NA Khurshid Shah was held which was attended by Mian Raza Rabbani, Aitzaz Ahsan, Sherry Rehman, Qamar Zaman Kaira and Chaudhry Manzoor.


Shah also held telephonic contacts with Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Hasil Bizenjo and Mehmood Achakzai.


Meanwhile, PML-N leader Ayaz Sadiq is also making efforts in this regard as he communicated with Maulana, Shah, Asfand Yar and others over the issue.


The party is considering five names including Sartaj Aziz, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Abdul Qadir Baloch.


PPP leader Aitzaz has termed the demand of PML-N’s Pervez Rasheed regarding apology from Nawaz Sharif as ‘non-serious’.


Rasheed had earlier said that PML-N would consider supporting Ahsan for the post of president “if he visits Adiala jail and apologises to Nawaz Sharif for his remarks”.


Joint NA session for presidential election

Speaker National Assembly (NA) Asad Qaiser has summoned meeting of members of parliament on September 4 in Islamabad for election of new President of Pakistan.


The meeting will be held at Parliament House at 10:00 am.


The ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has given name of Arif Alvi for the slot of president while grand opposition has also accelerated contacts to field joint candidate in the election.

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