Zardari does not want Rabbani as Senate chairman | Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: After the elections to the Senate and subsequent negotiations to appoint the chairman of the upper house, the co-chairman of the Pakistan People's Party Asif Ali Zardari said on Wednesday that he does not want Raza Rabbani to continue her work at the highest office.
When asked by the media, at a joint news conference with JUI-F leader Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman that PML-N demonstrated its willingness to support Rabbani, the PPP co-chairman gave a crooked grin and said: "Thank you very much, I do not want it".
Both also announced the holding of discussions on nominations for the upper slots of the Senate.
"We hope that Fazl will always support us, as he did in the past," Zardari said.
Fazl told the media about his meeting earlier with the Muslim leader of Pakistan-Navas Nawaz Sharif and said that today he held a consultative session, and some proposals were submitted.
JUI-F sources told Geo News. Zardari expressed his desire to receive Senator Pulp and Paper Salem Mundiveulua, elected chairman.
A consultative session to decide on the candidacy of the chairman of the Senate from PML-N and its allies, decided to support Razi Rabbani if the name of the incumbent chairman is again proposed by the Pakistan People's Party, sources told Geo News.
Fazl and Hasil Han Bizenho also attended the session, headed by the ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, among other leaders.
The leaders of the allied parties also agreed with Nawaz's proposal during the meeting. However, according to sources, it was decided to challenge any other candidate for this position, if Rabbani was not appointed.