Will PPP support Fazlur Rehman to become President?

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Maulana Fazlur Rehman, chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), is confident that he is going to be the joint presidential candidate of the opposition for the election of the president. Pakistan is all set to elect its president on the September 4th. Three candidates from PTI, PPP and joint opposition alliance submitted their nomination papers. JUI-F leader requested Mr. Zardari to withdraw PPP candidate Senator Aitzaz Ahsan from the presidential election. Maulana also told the former president that except the PPP, all opposition parties were supporting his candidacy for the office of the country’s president. Asif Ali Zardari has reportedly decided not to withdraw the name of Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan since he has some reservation over the attitude of the opposition. While responding to the opposition’s criticism of PPP for their failure to nominate a joint candidate for the upcoming presidential election, Mr. Zardari said, “We have reservations over Maulana Fazl’s credibility. Ahsan is the PPP’s candidate for president and we will contact all parties, including PTI, to support him,” he added.