Will opposition be united in presidential elections? | Goonj

Will opposition be united in presidential elections?

Ayesha Naz in “Think Tank” covered these topics: • Opposition parties including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have no reservation over the name of Aitzaz Ahsan for the slot of president. PPP has refused to retract the name of its nominee for the presidential election after the PML-N expressed reservation on the name of Aitzaz Ahsan. Chief of his own faction of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Maulana Fazlur Rehman Sunday contacted PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif and told him Asif Ali Zardari has refused to take back the name of Aitzaz Ahsan. • The PML-N, while suggesting the names of Yousuf Raza Gillani and Raza Rabbani, expressed reservation on Ahsan’s nomination, saying the veteran PPP leader had a strong stance against the party. • As many as 15 members of the Punjab Cabinet will take oath during the first phase as Prime Minister Imran Khan held consultations Sunday to finalise the provincial cabinet. The prime minister conducted interviews of at least 40 aspirants at his Bani Gala residence. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and nominated Governor Chaudhry Sarwar were also present. Imran during his interaction with fellow Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members called for austerity, saying he wanted additional cars for sitting ministers sold. During an earlier meeting between Imran and Buzdar, both had agreed to keep the provincial cabinet small.