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PPP To back PML-N’s PM Candidate, Rejects Government Alliance

PPP To back PML-N's PM Candidate, Rejects Government Alliance

Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, declared that his party would extend support to the candidate nominated by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for the position of prime minister. However, he emphatically clarified that the PPP would not become a part of the coalition government.

During a press conference, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari announced that the PPP had decided to establish a committee to engage in discussions with other political parties. The primary objective of these talks is to facilitate the formation of a government and ensure political stability in the country.

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Bilawal emphasized that the PPP, recognizing its limitations, had made the decision not to directly participate in the federal government or seek ministries in such a setup. The party is also committed to avoiding political turmoil and perpetuating crises in the country. Bilawal underlined that the PPP’s stance is aimed at maintaining stability and preventing chaos in the political landscape.

The former foreign minister expressed the PPP’s intention to nominate candidates for constitutional positions, including the National Assembly speaker and Senate chairman. Additionally, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari expressed his desire for Asif Ali Zardari, a prominent figure in the PPP, to assume the role of the President of Pakistan. Despite these aspirations, he made it clear that the PPP would not become a part of the federal cabinet.

Acknowledging the reality that his party did not secure a mandate to form the government at the federal level, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari decided against putting himself forward as a candidate for the prime minister’s position. He openly recognized that the PML-N and independent candidates hold a larger share of seats in the Centre.

Bilawal also highlighted the political dynamics, revealing that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had rejected engaging with the PPP for the purpose of forming a coalition. In contrast, the PML-N stood out as the only party that extended an invitation to the PPP to join the government at the federal level.

As the political landscape continues to evolve, the PPP’s decision to support the PML-N’s candidate for the prime ministerial position while maintaining a distinct identity from the coalition government reflects a strategic approach aimed at contributing to political stability without directly engaging in the federal administration.