Haideri said that the division of opposition parties is harmful for the assembly.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) leader Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri on Tuesday has said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) nominated Aitzaz Ahsan’s name for presidential election without consultation.

Talking to media, Haideri said that the division of opposition parties is harmful for the assembly. However, we will move forward as per decisions taken in opposition sessions, he continued.

MMA leader revealed that PPP parted its ways from other opposition parties during Prime Minister elections, adding that Imran Khan became PM after getting four extra votes.

On the other hand, voting for presidential election started at 10am at NA, Senate and all the provincial assemblies and will continue till 4pm.

Apart from PTI’s Alvi, the PPP’s Aitzaz Ahsan and Jamiat-e-Ulema (F) chief Maulana Fazalur Rehman are also in the race. The joint Opposition was to field a single candidate, however, no consensus had been reached on a joint Opposition nominee.

Pakistan’s President is elected indirectly through an electoral college, comprising the Senate, National Assembly and the four provincial assemblies – Balochistan, Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Every member of the National Assembly has one vote while the four provincial assemblies are assigned an equal weight with the smallest, the Balochistan Assembly, serving as the base.

The newly-elected president of Pakistan will take oath on September 9.