QUETTA: Muttahida Majlis-e-Ama (MMA) chief and the opposition’s candidate for presidential election, Fazlur Rehman Thursday said that the opposition alliance has already won the support of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) and National Party (NP) for presidential election, and hoped that Balochistan National Party Mengal (BNP-M) would also vote for him due to its electoral alliance with MMA during 2018 general elections.
Addressing a press conference at a local hotel in Quetta, Fazl said that the negotiations with PPP’s leadership to bring a mutual presidential candidate on behalf of all the opposition parties are underway which will succeed.
Senator Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Maulana Faizullah, MPA Malik Sikandar Khan, Wali Muhammad Turabi and other party members were also present on the occasion.
The MMA chief said that the opposition alliance is trying to consult all political parties in Balochistan, including BNP-M for support in the presidential election.
He said that all the opposition parties including MMA have made objections over 2018 polls, but for the endurance of democracy, they have not only taken oath in national and provincial assemblies but also participated in the election of the speaker, deputy speaker, prime minister and were now in the presidential race.
To a question, he said that they met Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) leadership twice and would continue these efforts till the last moment.