PPP, PML-N to form joint strategy against govt Shahbaz, Bilawal discuss political situation; To hold APC on ‘Azadi March


Sarwar Awan


The Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Muslim League-N agreed on Tuesday to launch a joint campaign against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government for the sake of the country and the nation.
The PPP and PML-N leaders, Bilawal Bhutto and Shahbaz Sharif, met on Tuesday in Islamabad and agreed upon formulating a joint strategy along with the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F. Both the leaders also agreed to summon an All Parties’ Conference soon.
The two opposition leaders discussed the current political climate in the country as well as the production orders for the arrested members of the lower house.
Bilawal and Shahbaz also dwelled on the ‘Azadi March’ call by Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam-F chief Fazlur Rehman.
In the meeting, Yousaf Raza Gilani, Nayyar Bukhari, Sherry Rehman, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Naveed Qamar and Mustafa Nawaz Khokar were present from the PPP side and from PML-N’s Raja Zafar-ul-Haq, Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Rana Tanveer, Amir Muqam and Marriyum Aurangzeb attended the meeting. Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla and Farhatullah Babar were also part of the meeting.
Later speaking to media, PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal said that the government, led by the PTI, had destroyed the economy of the country within a year. He said that the opposition is ready to launch a joint campaign against the government, adding that the PPP and PML-N leaders will meet the JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman today, Wednesday.
Ahsan Iqbal said that the government has become a threat to the security of Pakistan and the incumbent government shouldn’t be compared with the previous government. “Instead of making changes in the cabinet, there is need to get rid of incompetent bus driver,” he said.
The PML-N leader went on to say that independent and transparent elections are the only way to get the country out of the closed street, adding that a joint strategy should be devised along with the JUI-F.
“A delegation of the PML-N will today (Wednesday) meet JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman,” he said and added the opposition through unity and solidarity will send the government packing. Iqbal said that an All Parties Conference be called to set the action plan for the ‘Azadi March’.

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