KARACHI : The PPP has requested PML-Q to withdraw its candidate in favour of PPP-nominated candidate Raza Rabbani for the slot of Presidency.  PPP leader Amin Fahim held a telephonic conversation with PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain on Sunday, requesting him to vote for their candidate Raza Rabbani and withdraw the name of Senator Syed Mandokhel. According to sources, it was earlier decided between the two parties that they will nominate Presidential candidate after mutual understanding.

However, after the announcement of PPP candidate without consultation with PML-Q, Shujaat's party nominated their separate candidate for the slot.