LAHORE: Criticising Captain Safdar’s speech in the National Assembly, PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan said on Wednesday if the Constitution were to be made in the life of Quaid-i-Azam, it would have… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story
KARACHI: Senior leadership of the Pakistan Peoples Party has suggested that Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari re-consider his decision to contest by-election. On December 27, Zardari announced at a public rally in Garhi Khuda Bux that he and his son, Bilawal Bhutto, who is also chairman of the PPP, will contest by-elections from Sindh. However, sources told The Express Tribune that senior PPP leaders, including Aitzaz Ahsan, Latif Khosa and Farooq H Naek, have suggested that Zardari drop the plan. “The party’s Punjab leadership is not happy with Zardari’s decision to run for a parliament seat. They want him to give a level-playing field to Bilawal,” a senior PPP leader said requesting anonymity. According to the party, MNA Ayaz Soomro will resign his NA-204 (Larkana) seat for Bilawal, and Azra Fazal Pechuho is supposed to give up her NA-213 (Nawabshah) seat for Zardari, who is also her brother. It has been 20 days since Zardari made the announcement, but neither Soomro nor Pechuho has tendered resignation. “Zardari Sahib was earlier waiting for the Supreme Court to adjudicate the Panamagate case. But now members of PPP’s Central Executive Committee from Punjab have advised him to reconsider his decision,” a CEC member from Sindh told The Express Tribune. “Zardari is heading to the United States to attend the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump. After his return from the US, we will be in a position to tell you whether or not he will contest by-poll,” he added while speaking off the record. Despite [Read More…]
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