MULTAN - Independent MNA Jamshed Dasti will support Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) presidential candidate Mamnoon Hussain in the August 30 presidential elections as a result of an understanding between Dasti and the PML-N.

In return, the PML-N will provide a clear win for Jamshed Dasti’s brother in the NA-177 by-elections by withdrawing its candidate from the constituency. Jamshed Dasti had previously also voted from PML-N’s Nawaz Sharif in the prime minister elections. The PML-N had contacted Dasti when it was including independent candidates as part of the government after the general elections. The one-time PPP leader had stated that he would support PML-N for all its positive decisions, but will not support anything that went against the people.