Aitzaz will win presidential poll if Fazl withdraws candidacy: Kaira



Lahore, Sept. 2 (TNS): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader Qamar Zaman Kaira said “if Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman steps down as presidential candidate, Aitzaz Ahsan will win” the September 4 election.

“We respect Maulana Fazlur Rehman and our attempts are to convince him to withdraw his nomination papers. If he agrees then Aitzaz Ahsan will be victorious,” Kaira said while addressing a news conference along with other party leaders in Lahore on Sunday.

On August 27, Fazlur and Ahsan emerged as the opposition’s nominees for the presidential elections. The two leaders are competing for the coveted post against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Dr Arif Alvi.