Zardari, Nawazs make-or-break talks in London in a couple of days

July 8th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, July 8 (ANI): A crucial meeting between PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif is slated to be held in London in a couple of days. The meeting would likely decide the future of their coalition over the issue of reinstatement of the deposed judges.

Political analysts believe that the meeting may involve the make-or-break talks between the two parties.

Quoting sources, the Dawn reported that Zardari is expected to leave Dubai for London in a couple of days to meet Nawaz Sharif.

Zardari reportedly decided to meet Sharif in London after gathering reports that the PML-N was seriously considering to withdraw its support for the PPP government at the centre due to its failure to reinstate the judges, added the paper.

Many PML-N leaders have said that their party would wait for reinstatement of the deposed judges till the end of the current month and after that it would be difficult for them to sit on the treasury benches.

Moreover, the PML-N leaders are alleging that the PPP has not taken their party into confidence on major national issues, including the operation in tribal areas and increase in the prices of petroleum products, electricity and gas.

Before leaving for London last week, Sharif demanded that the PPP leadership should take the coalition partners into confidence over the actions recently taken by the government, particularly its decision to launch an operation in the tribal areas. He said he was present in a meeting held at the Prime Ministers House some two months ago in which it was decided that the situation in tribal areas would be dealt with only through negotiations. (ANI)

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