Karachi, May 27: Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said he will contest for a National Assembly seat from his native town Nawabshah in the upcoming general elections, making his return to the electoral and parliamentary politics after a gap of 24 years. Also Read - Surgical Strike Day: Fours Years on, Take a Look Back at How Indian Army Destroyed Terror Camps in Uri

The 62-year-old leader made the announcement during an Iftar party hosted by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at the Chief Minister’s House here last evening. Also Read - Imran Khan UNGA 2020 Speech Almost Replica of 2019 litany

He has been elected as Member of National Assembly from Karachi’s area of Lyari in 1990, and from Nawabshah in 1993. Also Read - Leader of Pakistan Called For Action Against Those Who Incite Hate, Was he Referring to Himself? India at UNGA

Zardari said he could have chosen Lyari as his electoral constituency but later decided in favour of the constituency from his native town.

He also predicted that no party will hold the majority in the next assembly.

Zardari served as the 11th President of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.