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Senate polls: Nawaz assures Zardari of PML-N’s help for Yusuf Raza Gilani



Senate polls: Nawaz assures Zardari of PML-N's support for Yusuf Raza Gilani

  • Former president Asif Ali Zardari speaks to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif relating to senate polls over the cellphone
  • Zardari, Sharif additionally talk about the PDM’s lengthy march to Islamabad
  • Sources say Yusuf Raza Gilani individually spoke to Nawaz Sharif

Former president Asif Ali Zardari was assured by PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif that his celebration will provide full help to the PDM joint candidate from Islamabad within the Senate polls, Yusuf Raza Gilani, sources knowledgeable Geo Information.

Nawaz assured Zardari of his celebration’s help in a phone name between the 2 leaders. Sources additionally stated that the previous president then instructed Gilani to talk to the PML-N supremo individually.

Aside from the Senate elections, the 2 leaders additionally spoke concerning the PDM’s upcoming lengthy march to Islamabad.

Gilani had earlier been named because the PDM’s joint candidate from Islamabad.

The PTI had tried to dam Gilani’s bid for the Senate seat via the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP). That they had requested the physique to reject the nomination papers of the previous prime minister on the premise of his earlier disqualification from workplace.

Nonetheless, the ECP had rejected the objection raised by the PTI and accepted Gilani’s papers.

Gilani has been proposed as a candidate by former PPP prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf. His candidature was seconded by former PML-N prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Gilani, who was prime minister from 2008 until 2012, had been faraway from workplace after he was convicted by the SC for contempt of court docket. The marketing campaign in opposition to him had been spearheaded by the PML-N.

The SC had handed down a symbolic punishment lasting lower than a minute to Gilani and disqualified him from holding public workplace.

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