PPP hopeful of PDM support in NA-193 by-poll.

LAHORE -- The South Punjab chapter of the PPP hopes that its nominee for the by-election in NA-193, Rajanpur, will be supported by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).

The seat had fallen vacant after the death of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MNA Jafar Leghari.

A consultative meeting of the PPP held on Friday under the chair of former governor Makhdum Syed Ahmed Mahmud. It was attended by Rajanpur district and Dera Ghazi Khan division leadership, former ticket-holders as well as all six hopefuls for the seat. They included sitting MPA Shazia Abid, Akhtar Khan Gorchani and his son and ex-MPA Athar Gorchani.

The meeting discussed strategies for running a vigorous election campaign for the party's nominee who would be decided by Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari as all six aspirants met the criteria for the purpose, says an official of the PPP.

The participants hoped that the PDM constituents, including the PML-N, would not only fully support the PPP candidate but also play an active role in the election campaign instead of pitching its own nominee.


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