Pakistan

KARACHI – Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) will pitch candidates against Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari in Nawabshah and PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari in Larkana in the coming by-elections.


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Both the PPP leaders would be contesting elections from constituencies to be vacated by PPP’s Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho and Ayaz Soomro and PTI chairman Imran Khan announced on Friday to contest by-polls against both.

In the 2013 general elections, Mr Soomro had won from the NA-204 constituency with 50,128 votes, while Dr Pechuho had won from the NA-213 constituency with 113,119 votes.

According to media reports, Gul Muhammad Rind would be challenging former President Asif Ali Zardari in Nawabshah.

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PTI’s candidate Gul Muhammad Rind

Imran who is touring Karachi these days addressed several meetings, during which he alleged that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had concocted schemes on how to whiten the black money, while Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was destroying the country in his lust for money.

The PTI chief termed Panama Leaks, a war for the future of Pakistan, and reiterated that opposition parties could unite on the one-point agenda of Panama Leaks.

“People indulged in politics of hatred for the sake of vested interests. If it had not been for extortion and ethnic strife, Karachi would have developed far more than Dubai,” he said.

Mr Khan observed that the PTI and the PPP were on the same page regarding the Panama Papers case and he would therefore prefer not to speak against the PPP.

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Earlier, the PTI supremo paid a visit to the residence of former PPP home minister Dr Zulfikar Mirza to condole the death of his mother.