ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) claimed Thursday of having enough support in the Senate to appoint their chairman and deputy chairman.
In a meeting chaired by Nawaz Sharif, PML-N leaders including Saad Rafique, Mushahidullah Khan, Ayaz Sadiq and Mushahid Hussain gave reports over efforts to gain support in the upper house, claiming that there was more than enough support for the party to appoint the chairman and deputy chairman.
According to sources, MQM-P, PML-F and other smaller allied parties have extended their support to the PML-N.
Speaking to the media following the meeting, Saad Rafique said the party had yet not decided on candidates for the Senate posts.
Earlier, Nawaz reiterated that he personally wants to see PPP’s Raza Rabbani as the next chairman.
PML-N and its allies on Wednesday had decided to extend support to Rabbani if the incumbent chairman’s name was once again suggested by the PPP.
The decision to back Rabbani was taken during a PML-N meeting chaired by Nawaz. The meeting was also attended by Jamiat Ulema-e-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman and Hasil Khan Bizenjo among other leaders.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting Zardari said he did not want Raza Rabbani to continue as Senate chairman.