PPP leaders accept Zardaris proposal to form an alliance with PML-Q in Punjab

March 20th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Yousuf Raza Gilani

Islamabad, Mar. 20 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardaris proposal of forming an alliance with the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid in Punjab has been accepted by senior members of the Pakistan Peoples Party. According to sources, senior leaders of his party met with Zardari at the Presidency on Thursday, and agreed with his proposal. The meeting came after Zardari cancelled a meeting of the partys central executive committee and decided to meet senior party leaders, the Daily Times reports. According to Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar, the meeting lasted for over four hours. PPP leaders expressed their views on Governors Rule in Punjab, formation of a government in the province, the recent reinstatement of sacked judges, the Charter of Democracy and the process of forging reconciliation with all political forces in the country, Babar said. Later, Zardari met Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in a one-on-one meeting. Both discussed the current political situation in Pakistan, Governors Rule in Punjab and the reshuffling of the federal cabinet. Sources said Zardari took his party members into confidence on his recent interaction with PML-Q leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Pervaiz Elahi. During the meeting, Zardari stressed the need to take stock of the current situation, understand challenges that lie ahead and chart out a clear way forward. Gilani informed the meeting about his recent reconciliatory efforts with the PML-N leadership. (ANI)

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