Hamza Shahbaz backs Fazlur Rehman in presidential election
Hamza claimed that Fazlur Rehman has support of 29 members in Punjab Assembly.
LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz on Tuesday has announced to vote in favor of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Fazlur Rehman in presidential election.
Talking to media, Hamza claimed that Fazlur Rehman has support of 29 members in Punjab Assembly. We have come to ‘thieves’ valley’, dont know about the results.
On the other hand, voting for presidential election started at 10am in 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.