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

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  • Sources say Yusuf Raza Gilani individually spoke to Nawaz Sharif
  • Zardari, Sharif additionally mentioned the PDM’s lengthy march to Islamabad

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday provided full help to PPP Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari for Yusuf Raza Gilani, the PDM’s joint candidate for the Senate polls from Islamabad, sources advised Geo Information.

Nawaz assured Zardari of his get together’s help in a phone name between the 2 leaders. Sources additionally stated that the previous president then advised 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.

Learn extra: PTI challenges nomination papers of PDM candidate Yusuf Raza Gilani

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 idea of his earlier disqualification from workplace.

Nevertheless, 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.

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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 towards 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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