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Anti-PTI alliance finalises candidates for PM, NA speaker

ISLAMABAD: Political parties aligned against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) finalised names of their candidates for the posts of prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker of the National Assembly (NA), a senior member of the alliance confirmed Friday.

The anti-PTI parties held another meeting on Friday to decide the names for the key posts.

Muttahida Majlis-s-Amal’s (MMA) Liaquat Baloch said the opposition would bring forth its candidates on the day of election for prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker of the National Assembly.

He said the joint action committee of allied parties, during Friday’s meeting, held a consultation on the strategy to protest [against alleged rigging of elections].

Liaqat Baloch further said they would not announce names of their candidates as per a strategy.

Meanwhile, sources informed that Pakistan People’s Party opposed staging a protest on the day of election for leader of the House.

The PPP took the stance that a protest on the day of election for leader of the House would be ineffective, they said.

It suggested the opposition to stage a full-fledged protest on the next day, the sources added.



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