Bilawal withdraws from candidacy for prime minister’s post as “PPP doesn’t have mandate to form federal govt”
Despite days-long consultations between the two major parties of the country, the PPP has decided to back PML-N’s candidate for the prime minister’s slot but will not be a part of the federal government
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari announced during a news conference on Tuesday, saying that he was withdrawing from the candidacy for prime minister’s post as “the PPP doesn’t have the mandate to form the federal government”.
Earlier, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) claimed that the former ruling party, upon directions of its founder Imran Khan, will join hands with Majlis-e-Wahdat-Muslimeen (MWM) to form its governments in Centre and Punjab.
Speaking to the media in Islamabad on Tuesday, PTI spokesperson Raoof Hasan said that the former prime minister, while ruling out the prospects of any talks with the PML-N, PPP and MQM-P, has directed the party to form a coalition with Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) over reserved seats.
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