Mushahid Hussain joins Nawaz Sharif-led PML-N, granted ticket for Senate

One of Pakistan’s most respected Senator Mushahid Hussain on Wednesday resigned from Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) party seat in the upper house and joined PML-N ruling party led by former premier Nawaz Sharif.

The PML-Q dissident leader will be contesting the upcoming Senate elections on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ticket.

“Accepting gracious invitation by Mian Sahib to join PML-N at a time of crisis, when the Party is under severe pressure, recalled 1993, similar circumstances, to join the struggle for sanctity of the ballot. Ultimately, the verdict of the people in upcoming polls will be supreme!”, tweeted Mr. Hussain.

Mushahid submitted his resignation on February 5, which was accepted by Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani.

Mushahid announced his decision of joining PML-N during his meeting with ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif at Jati Umra on February 6.

Mr. Sharif has welcomed Mushahid and called him an “asset” to his party.

According to observers, Hussain is expected to get elected Senator for another term on PML-N platform as the party has sizable vote in the upper house. The party already enjoys majority in the lower house (National Assembly) and seeks majority in the upper house.

Senate election is due on March 3rd.

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