PPP, PML-Q join hands to defeat Fazlur Rehman

February 13th, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, Feb 13 (ANI): The PPP and the PML-Q have joined hands in a rare case of local political adjustment in Dera Ismail Khan to defeat former Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Fazlur Rehman.
The PML-Q League alliance and Jamaat-e-Islami’s boycott have seriously undermined Fazlur Rehman’s position in his hometown constituency, NA-24, Dera Ismail Khan.
The PML-Q is lending support to the PPP candidate Faisal Karim Khan Kundi and even the JUI-F supporters believe it is almost impossible for their chief to retain his seat from DI Khan.
However, being a tactful and a shrewd politician, Rehman has not left his fate into the hands of the strange bedfellows in his constituency. To ensure his comeback to the National Assembly, he is also contesting from another seat in neighbouring Bannu.
The NA-26 Bannu is believed to be a secure seat for the JUI-F from where the former provincial Chief Minister Akram Durrani’s son had won the bye-polls with a margin of 80,000 votes against his closest candidate a year back.
In DI Khan, the PPP candidate, Faisal Kundi is expected to win as a result of the alliance with the PML-Q, The News reported.
Fazl had won the 2002 election with a small margin and both the parties, the PPP and PML-Q, had obtained second and third positions, respectively. (ANI)

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