KARACHI: Former chief minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday expressed anger over awarding Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) ticket to Nawab Wassan.
According to details, the decision of awarding party ticket to Nawab Wassan was announced on Sunday in a meeting of party leaders headed by PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
Qaim Ali Shah, who also attended the meeting, expressed disapproval over the decision in favour of Nawab Wassan and walked out of the meeting room.
After the incident, the meeting was halted and the decision of finalising the names of contestants for Lyari and Chemari remained unannounced.
Earlier, PPP leader and former federal minister for religious affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi had also announced to contest upcoming elections from National Assembly constituency NA-175 as an independent candidate.
Former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari reached Multan on Friday to meet Hamid Saeed Kazmi in a bid to convince him to contest election from NA-176 on the party ticket. The meeting at Hamid Saeed Kazmi residence lasted for an hour during which the former federal minister excused himself from contesting election from NA-176.
Later, Hamid Saeed Kazmi announced to contest upcoming elections from National Assembly constituency NA-175 as an independent candidate. It is pertinent to mention here that Makhdum Ahmed Mahmood’s son is also contesting election from NA-175.