LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has announced supporting the PPP candidate in a bypoll in Multan.

Multan’s PP-218 constituency had fallen vacant last month after the death of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MPA Mazhar Abbas.

“The PML-N has assured the PPP of its support in the by-election. The PML-N and the PPP had decided in multi-party conference that the runner-up candidate would be a joint candidate in the bypoll,” PML-N Punjab spokesman Attaullah Tarar said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

According to a source, Shahbaz Sharif had given an assurance to support the PPP candidate during his meeting with PPP senior leader Khurshid Shah in Model Town on Monday.

The source said Mr Sharif also asked PML-N candidate Abdul Ghaffar Dogar to withdraw in favour of the PPP candidate.

Published in Dawn, February 20th, 2019

Opinion

Lull before the storm
Updated 24 Oct 2021

Lull before the storm

It does not take rocket science to figure out why each of the two sides is taking the stand it is.
The larger debate
Updated 23 Oct 2021

The larger debate

The revelations show how the economy promotes inequality.

Editorial

Anti-government rallies
Updated 24 Oct 2021

Anti-government rallies

Banning a party because it can create a public nuisance sets a dangerous precedent which can be repeated to justify future bans.
24 Oct 2021

End of polio?

AFTER a long struggle, the reward is finally in sight. With only a single case of wild poliovirus reported this year...
24 Oct 2021

Heritage work

IT is encouraging that, slowly, projects of heritage conservation and preservation appear to be taking off. These...
A final push
Updated 23 Oct 2021

A final push

PAKISTAN’S hopes of exiting the so-called FATF grey list have been shattered once again. The global money...
23 Oct 2021

Kabul visit

FOREIGN MINISTER Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s flying visit to Kabul on Thursday is the first official high-level...
23 Oct 2021

Baqir’s blooper

THE remarks made by State Bank governor Reza Baqir at a London press conference have hit a raw nerve in Pakistan. In...