President Zardari has finally accepted the demand of the Chaudhrys of Gujrat that the PML-Q should go into elections with their individual poll symbol – the bicycle.
As per sources, the president opted the matter during his gathering with Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi at the Bilawal House on Saturday evening.
There had been a deadlock on election symbol and high-profile seat-adjustment between the PPP and PML-Q since each party began discussions on the matter a few months back. The PPP command had been insisting that the 2 sides should fight elections under a joint election symbol.
“President Zardari told the Chaudhrys that the two parties will contest elections on their own symbols – arrow and bicycle,” a PPP leader told media after the meeting. He stated that as the parties hadn’t yet decided about the future of disputed seats where their stalwarts are interested in contesting simultaneously the PML-Q announced it would not give up these seats in favor of PPP nominees.
President Zardari and the Chaudhrys apparently would reach an understanding on such seats as well once the seat-adjustment on other constituencies in Pakistan is finalized.