Bilawal, Shehbaz agree to convince JUI-F chief defer long march
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday met with Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif to formulate a strategy to convince Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman to defer his impending long march to Islamabad.
A PPP delegation led by Bilawal called on the PML-N president at his residence and discussed the current political situation in the country and the JUI-F’s planned anti-government march. Both agreed to send the government packing for the sake of the country.
Both leaders will reportedly hold a meeting with the JUI-F chief to persuade him to defer the Islamabad march. They also agreed to call an all parties conference.
Speaking at a joint press conference after the meeting, PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal said both leaders agreed to convene an all parties conference to discuss the prevailing political situation in the country.
He strongly criticised the ruling PTI saying it was playing with the future of the country and had ruined the economy within one year, and thus it was necessary to topple the government. He added that the opposition was willing to work together to form a joint strategy that will help the people get rid of the government.
PPP leader Sherry Rehman said the PTI government has lost its mandate, and it doesn’t care about the parliament and is running the country through presidential ordinances.
PPP leaders Yousaf Raza Gillani, Nayyar Bukhari, Sherry Rehman, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Naveed Qamar , Mustafa Nawaz Khokar, Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla, and Farhatullah Babar were also present in the meeting.
From PML-N’s side Raja Zafar-ul-Haq, Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Rana Tanveer, Amir Muqam and Marriyum Aurangzeb attended the meeting.