*ISLAMABAD - MMA Chief Moulana Fazal ur Rehman has emerged as a strong and surprise candidate for the slot of President of Pakistan by the opposition parties.*
*The opposition parties held an all parties conference in Murree on Saturday.*
*The APC was convened to decide a joint candidate for the presidential elections.*
Opposition parties attending the APC include the PML-N, PPP , JUI-F, ANP, PkMAP and others.
The ruling PTI has already announced that Dr Arif Alvi will be its candidate for the office of the president. The MQM has already assured the PTI of its support.
PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal, who has reached Murree to attend the conference, said that they will try to reach consensus and bring a joint candidate for the presidential election.
The PPP has already nominated Aitizaz Ahsan as its candidate for the post of president. However, it seems that the nomination was not well received by the PML-N as former federal information minister Pervaiz Rashid said that his party will support the PPP candidate only if Ahsan goes to Adiala Jail and apologises to Nawaz. He did not clarify what he wants Ahsan to apologise for.
During the election of the prime minister, the PPP refrained from voting for PML-N candidate Shehbaz Sharif. Earlier, the PML-N had voted for the PPP’s candidate for the speaker of the National Assembly, Khursheed Shah.