PESHAWAR - Awami National Party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl) and Pakistan People's Party have agreed to field joint candidates for the upcoming Senate elections, however, JUI-F is demanding two berths in the Upper House of the Parliament. Provincial leaders of the three parties including ANP Provincial President Afrasiab Khattak, PPP NWFP President Syed Zahir Ali and JUI-F Provincial Secretary General Shujaul Mulk in a joint press conference here Tuesday said the parties had agreed to contest the Senate elections on 11 NWFP seats from a single platform. They added that the distribution of seats would be finalised soon. The major obstacle in the final deal is that JUI-F is demanding two seats in the Senate. The ANP and PPP have conceded one out of total 11 seats to the JUI-F by keeping five seats each for themselves. "We have agreed to contest the Senate elections as a panel but we are yet to agree on the seat distribution formula," Mulk interrupted when Afrasiab declared that the three parties agreed to "five plus five plus one" formula for the Senate elections. The three leaders said that the parties were contesting the Senate elections as a panel to block the way of horse-trading by anti-democratic forces. They said the NWFP-based political parties should also follow the Sindh and Punjab Assemblies where joint candidates were nominated to end malpractices. Afrasiab requested all political parties to support their panel, adding the unity on part of the political parties was the need of the hour in he context of current situation.