Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has reportedly expressed its reservation on the nomination of Sheikh Rasheed as the collective nominee of the opposition parties for the Prime Minister slot. The meeting convened to decide on Sheikh Rasheed’s nomination went without any decision.
Saeed Ghani of PPP went as far as to say that if he were allowed to cast his vote, he would never vote for Sheikh Rasheed.
According to reports, the PPP stalwarts feel they were not properly consulted before PTI announced Sheikh Rasheed candidature.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi told reporters that PTI did call PPP leaders about their decision of choosing Sheikh Rasheed for the PM slot before publicly announcing it. “We believe Sheikh Sahab is the best candidate for the opposition parties”, he said.
However , sources close to PPP leadership claim that Imran Khan’s tirade against Asif Ali Zardari during his speech at Parade Ground Islamabad rally, is the main reason of PPP’s sour reply.
Imran Khan during his speech had claimed to go after PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari after dealing with Sharifs.
MQM Pakistan on the other hand announced their support for Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.