Fawad Chaudhry responds to the allegations levelled by PPP Khursheed Shah
ISLAMABAD – Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has responded over the strange statement made by PPP Khursheed Shah.
He said he was surprised on Khursheed Shah’s revelation in which he claimed the PTI suggested PPP to come up with the name of Aitzaz Ahsan for the slot of president.
Surprised on Khursheed Shah Statement,PTI Candidate @ArifAlvi link is winning hands down so Aitzaz sb shld be requested to withdraw from Presidential race, otherwise wont make any difference as in any case @ArifAlvi link is poised to win with biggest majority of recent political history — Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) August 29, 2018 link
Shah said name of Aitzaz Ahsan as ‘mutual presidential candidate’ was proposed to link by their main political nemesis Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
As per words of the former opposition leader in National Assembly (NA), PTI’s Fawad Chaudhry had approached PPP for fielding mutual candidate for presidential elections. He said, “Chaudhry tabled name of Aitzaz Ahsan as mutual presidential candidate but we named Asif Ali Zardari [PPP co-chairman].
The huddle was also attended by former prime minister Raja Pervez Ahsraf. Chaudhry said, “Shah jee, we should field mutual candidate for presidential candidate.” To this, PPP leaders proposed name of former president Asif Ali Zardari which was immediately turned down by PTI leader.
Upon hearing this, PPP leaders asked Fawad to name the candidate and latter proposed name of senior lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan. PPP’s Shah accepted the nominee.
Accusing PTI of taking u-turn, Shah said PTI did not make any further contacts and picked Arif Alvi as their presidential candidate.