LARKANA: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has excused himself from attending the death anniversary programme of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in Garhi Khuda Bukhsh.
The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief was invited by former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.
On behalf of Fazlur Rehman, a five memeber delegation including JUI-F leaders Ghafoor Haideri, Abdul Raziq Abid Lakho, Maulana Siraj Ahmad Shah Amroti, Maulana Saud Afzal and Maulana Abdullah Mehr will attend the rally.
JUI-F general secretary Sindh Rashid Mehmood Soomro confirmed to media that Maulana Fazlur Rehman would not be able to attend the anniversary due to certain engagements.
On Thursday, Zardari had invited Maulana Fazlur Rehman to attend the death anniversary event of Benazir Bhutto in Larkana on December 27.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz will reach Sukkur while traveling by road to arrive in Sindh on a two-day visit.
Maryam Nawaz will address PML-N workers after reaching Sukkur and later she will interact with journalists and address a press conference. She will depart for Garhi Khuda Bakhsh tomorrow to attend the death anniversary event of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has already arrived in Naudero House ahead of Benazir Bhutto’s death anniversary event and will stay three for three days.