LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has announced its support for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidates in the Senate elections.

Nadeem Afzal Chan, PPP leader and member of the committee formed for the Senate elections by the party, said on Monday the party would support PML-N candidates for the Senate in the polls scheduled for Tuesday.

Polling will take place at the Punjab Assembly chambers from 9am to 4pm for two seats each reserved for women and technocrats, and one for minorities.

For the seven general seats of the Senate from Punjab, four candidates of the PML-N, two backed by the PTI-supported Sunni Ittehad Council, and one independent candidate – Federal Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi – have been elected unopposed.

Mr Chan said that Faiza Malik, a PPP candidate for the reserved seat for women, should be considered as retired.

He clarified that the PPP did not demand any ministry in Punjab in exchange for its support in the Senate polls.

Published in Dawn, April 2nd, 2024

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