PESHAWAR: President Mutahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and Amir Jamat-e-Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmed has said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has provided justification to presidential election by its announcement to field a candidate. Talking to a private TV channel here at the Jamat’s office, Qazi said announcing a presidential candidate is part of a secret deal between PPP and the Musharraf government. He said the PPP had earlier announced that it would resign from assemblies if the president contested the election but now they are going back from their stance. However, MMA would resign from the national and provincial assemblies as per decision of All Parties Democratic Movement (APDM), he maintained.
Qazi Hussain said the MMA senators would propose and second the lawyers’ presidential candidate Justice (Rtd ) Wajeeh-ud-Din. He said MMA is supporting him because fielding him as candidate is intended to fight a legal battle. He said that Maulana Fazlur Rehman would present his point of view about resignations from National and Provincial Assemblies in APDM meeting. MMA, he said, would follow the decision, taken by the APDM on the issue.-SANA