LAHORE: The Majlis-i-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) on Sunday announced its support to the PPP candidate for NA-133 by-poll, scheduled to be held on Dec 5.
The MWM made the announcement in a joint press conference which was attended by PPP senior leaders Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Nayyar Hussain Bokhari, Aslam Gill and Hasan Murtaza, MWM’s Allama Abdul Khaliq, Khurram Naqvi and Hasan Kazmi here.
Former premier Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said PPP was the only party which was standing in the face of growing extremism.
He said the PPP workers in Lahore and the constituency had been charged and it would perform well in NA-133.
Nayyar Bokhari said the PPP and MWM should contest elections together. “After the Dec 5 by-poll the leadership of both parties should sit together for future alliance,” he said and added the NA-133 was not the property of any party.
The MWM leaders said its voters would get Aslam Gill elected from the constituency. The NA-133 seat had fallen vacant after the death of PML-N MNA Parvaiz Malik and the party now nominated his wife Shaista Parvaiz Malik to contest for the constituency.
Meanwhile, the PML-N held a rally in NA-133.
Speaking on the occasion, retired Capt Safdar said that on Dec 5 the voters of the NA-133 would give the message ‘stop stealing votes’.
Published in Dawn, November 22nd, 2021