LAHORE – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has met Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq here on Saturday while this is the first visit of a PPP chief to Mansoora in the past 37 years.
Current political crisis has brought all major political parties close to each other. The continuation of democracy has forced all politicians to join hands. After PPP founding chairman Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, this is the first visit of top PPP leader to Mansoora in the past 37 years.
Opposition Leader in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah, former Interior Affairs minister Rehman Malik, Senator Raza Rabbani and Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan were also accompanied their party co-chairman. During the meeting, views were exchanged between the PPP and Jamaat leadership on current political crisis.
Both the sides agreed upon making efforts to preserve democracy in the state and to find a peaceful solution to the crisis. Zardari praised efforts of the Jamaat leader in resolving the issues and extended full support from his party. Earlier, the PPP co-chairman also called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at his Jati Umra residence.
Zardari will also hold a meeting with leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Q Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, who are aiding Dr Tahirul Qadri in his ‘Inqilab March’ to what they believe change the system.