Gilani’s brother, two sons get Pakistan People's Party
Islamabad: Two sons and a brother of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani have got tickets for Pakistan People's Party (PPP).
The PPP announced the names of its candidates from south Punjab for 33 seats of the National Assembly and 72 of the Punjab legislature.
The list of candidates released by the Zardari House indicates that the PPP has recognised services of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani since sons and brother got the tickets.
They will contest for National Assembly constituencies in Multan, the Dawn reports.
The former prime minister’s sons, Abdul Qadir Gilani and Ali Musa Gilani, were MNAs in the previous Assembly, whereas his brother Ahmed Mujtaba Gilani was an MPA.
According to the paper, Gilani has introduced his younger brother Mujtaba Gilani from his own constituency because he cannot contest the election as a result of the Supreme Court order convicting him of contempt of court for not writing a letter to the Swiss authorities to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.