Zardari tasks Shah to help defuse deadlock

PPP leaders agree to back govt in Senate, NA

KARACHI – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has given a task to Opposition Leader in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah to help defuse political deadlock between the government and the protesting parties – the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek.

The meeting of the PPP central executive committee took place here on Friday evening with Asif Zardari in the chair. The meeting also decided to engage former governor of Punjab Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood in the dialogue process to get the prevailing political stalemate settled.

The PPP leaders agreed that they would back the government in both the houses of the parliament – Senate and the National Assembly – and they would not support any undemocratic move against the government. The PPP co-chairman also summoned a meeting of the party's Punjab chapter on Saturday.


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