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No hurdle in way of PTI’s presidential election win, Information Minister

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry claimed on Saturday that there was no hurdle in the way of his party’s win in the forthcoming presidential election.
Chaudhry was speaking to media following a meeting of the party, which pondered over strategy for presidential poll. The meeting was presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The minister said that they were hopeful for the presidential election win, adding that Arif Alvi would emerge victorious in the poll.
The PTI has nominated Alvi as its candidate for the office of the president of Pakistan.
He said that his party had complete support from its allies Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), Grand Democratic Alliance and others.
“We do not see any hurdle in the presidential election,” Chaudhry said.He further stated that his party had constituted a parliamentary board for by-elections, which would itself distribute party tickets among candidates and won’t ask for applications for the award of tickets.
The parliamentary board would be headed by PM Khan, the minister added.
Earlier in the day, opposition parties agreed on fielding a joint candidate in the forthcoming presidential election.
The decision was made at a conference of opposition parties held in Murree on Saturday, which held consultation over different names for the joint presidential nominee.He further stated that his party had constituted a parliamentary board for by-elections, which would itself distribute party tickets among candidates and won’t ask for applications for the award of tickets.
The parliamentary board would be headed by PM Khan, the minister added.
Earlier in the day, opposition parties agreed on fielding a joint candidate in the forthcoming presidential election.
The decision was made at a conference of opposition parties held in Murree on Saturday, which held consultation over different names for the joint presidential nominee.