ISLAMABAD, (SANA): Presidential Spokesman Senator Farhatullah Khan Babar has said that President Asif Ali Zardari would not run for a second stint as president. He said that government should make the Abbottabad Commission report public. He also demanded of the government to present Abbottabad Commission report in parliament for debate and also for adopting unanimous approach for the implementation of the recommendations of the commission report.
Spokesman of President Asif Ali Zardari, Farhatullah Babar said that the president would not resign before the end of his tenure.
While talking to media persons in Parliament House after attending the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan said that President Asif Ali Zardari will stay in Pakistan after the completion of his tenure as president.
Babar said that the president has gone to Dubai to meet his children and would also head to London from where he would return to Pakistan.
He said the suicide attack on Bilal Sheikh was a message for President Asif Ali Zarari but he would return to Pakistan.
The president’s tenure will end in September and before that he would not resign from his position, he said. He said that a policy must be made to tackle terrorism. Replying a question he said that President Zardari has no need to seek safe passage from anyone and there is possibility of any deal in this regard.
Farhatullah Babar has said President Asif Ali Zardari will not contest election for the second term. Replying a question he said that the opposition parties could field joint candidate for the presidential elections.
Meanwhile, the printing of nomination papers for presidential elections have been completed. The chief election commissioner will perform the duties of returning officer and will sctrutinize the nomination papers.
A spokesperson for the Election Commission of Pakistan said on Monday that the presidential elections were expected to be held in the first week of September.
In this regards, the ECP has written to the secretaries of all provincial assemblies, the National Assembly, and the Senate seeking a list of the respective members. The members’ list would be used as the voters’ list for the presidential election.
The Election Commission has also completed the printing of 500 two-paged nomination forms for the polls.
According to the constitution, presidential elections should be held “not earlier than sixty days and not later than thirty days before the expiration of the term of the President in office. Zardari’s presidential term expires on September 8.