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Parties announce tickets for Senate polls; Shujaat concerns on Horse trading

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ISLAMABAD: The Parliamentary Board of Pakistan Peoples Party, which met at Bilawal House Karachi today with Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari in chair announced the PPPP candidates for the Senate elections to be held on March 4, 2009. Reportedly, Farooq H. Naek and Rehman Malik were given the tickets for technocrat seat, while Almas Parveen was nominated for women seat from Sindh province.

The candidates who were given tickets of general seats of Sindh are Gul Mohammad Lot, Islamuddin Sheikh, Maula Bux Chandio, Dr Khatumal Jeewan and Syed Faisal Raza Abidi. From Punjab Jehangir Badr, Salahuddin Dogar, Kazim Khan and Sughra Imam were given tickets.

From NWFP Gulzar Ahmed Khan, Waqar Ahmed Khan, Sardar Ali Khan, Adnan Khan, and Mrs. Farhat Abbas were given tickets. From Balochistan Nawabzada Lashkari Raisani, Aurangzeb Alamgir, Sabir Baloch, Suraya Ameeruddin, Hina Gulzar, Abdullah Moosazai, Sardar Tahir Advocate, and Saifullah Paracha were given tickets. From federal capital Nayar Hussain Bukhari and Dr Saeeda Iqbal were given party tickets for senate polls.

Furthermore Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has announced names of its candidates for Senate elections. These candidates are Babar Khan Ghaurim, Haseeb Khan and Shirala Nishat. MQM Chief Altaf Hussain has ratified the decision of MQM Rabitta Committee regarding the nominations.

While Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain on Wednesday said that all the record of horse trading had been broken in the recent Senate elections. After having a meeting with PML-Q’s leaders in NWFP, he told to media men that if these sorts of people would be elected as the senators then the issues could not be resolved. He further said that if the Senate formed through horse trading then it could not serve the nation and would leave the country only on God’s mercy.

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