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Senate Race: Asif Zardari to reach Islamabad today

ISLAMABAD: Former president and People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari will reach Islamabad this evening for the upcoming Senate elections.

According to the reports, Zardari will stay in the federal capital until the upcoming Senate election on March 03.

During his stay in Islamabad, the former president will consult with the party leaders over the election of an upper house and will finalize strategy for the Senate polls.

Zardari is also expected to hold a meeting with Maulana Fazlur Rehman and the leadership of the opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). He will undergo various medical tests during his stay in Islamabad, according to sources.

Previously, former president Asif Ali Zardari also said that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will form the majority in the upcoming Senate elections. The former president was speaking on the occasion of a dinner party hosted by PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in honour of the party’s members of the Sindh Assembly.

While addressing the PPP members of the Sindh Assembly and Senate nominees, the PPP co-chairman said that ‘PPP’s elected MPs are my strength. I am proud of my party members, the incumbent government has to go.” Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani were present on the occasion.

Opposition parties are ready to give a tough time to the ruling party in the Senate polls.

PPP delegation led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari previously also met with PMLN vice president Maryam Nawaz in Jati Umra, Raiwind in which the political situation, upcoming Senate election and anti-government drive came under discussion during the meeting.

The Senate elections are scheduled to be held on March 03.

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