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Bilawal adamant on Aitzaz as PPP’s presidential candidate

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is adamant on Senator Aitzaz Ahsan for the party’s presidential election candidate, sources.
According to reports, a PPP delegation met the chairman who told them that he had three names for the presidential candidate. “Aitzaz, Aitzaz, Aitzaz,” sources quoted Bilawal.
PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has summoned a party meeting to discuss cooperation sought by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Maulana Fazlur Rahman for a consensus presidential candidate. The PPP will meet at 5pm today to discuss Fazl’s request and take a final decision on a presidential candidate.
A day earlier, the JUI-F chief, who has submitted his nomination papers for the presidential election to be held on September 4 after being fielded as the nominee of all opposition parties except PPP, called on the former president and sought cooperation.
Sources disclosed that the JUI-F leader requested Zardari to withdraw PPP candidate Aitzaz Ahsan from the presidential contest.