PESHAWAR : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate for presidential election Justice (Retd) Wajihuddin Ahmed visited Peshawar on Monday and held separate meetings with Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) leadership for seeking their support. Spokesman KPK government Shaukat Yousafzai and Senior Minister Siraj-ul-Haq were also present on the occasion. Talking to media persons Justice Wajih said that member of provincial assembly must cast their votes as it is a confidence upon a person and in case of not casting, it would be tantamount to support Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) candidate.

He said that if he is elected as president of Pakistan, he would focus the issues of smaller provinces. He informed that after 18th Constitutional Amendment the powers and function of the presidency have been restricted but despite of this he would strive hard to restore peace in tribal area and treat every province equally.

Addressing on the occasion, KP Senior Minister Siraj-ul-Haq said, “Justice Wajih is our senior friend and we have decided after consultation to support him.” He said that boycott of Pakistan People Party will not bring advantage for democratic forces and in case all the opposition have a unanimous candidate, then it would be better for democracy.

He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is facing serious problems in shape of terrorism and loadshedding; however, the coalition partners would cope with these problems by keeping liaison with the federal government.