Friday, July 1, 2022

Asif Zardari advises Shehbaz Sharif to stay on as Prime Minister

Asif Ali Zardari, a former president of Pakistan and the co-chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party, has offered Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif some advice, “continue with courage.”

Asif Ali Zardari, co-chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), and Maulana Fazlur Rehman, president of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islami-Fazl (JUI-F), met with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to discuss the current economic difficulties facing the country.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, while briefing the allied parties about the meeting with the PML-N supremo in London, stated that Nawaz Sharif sought a long-term government for the purpose of making difficult decisions.

Asif Ali Zardari is reported to have told Shehbaz Sharif, “Don’t leave the government now, it took a lot of effort to get you prime minister,” according to the sources.

The previous president has assured you that you may count on our assistance when making difficult choices. In the meantime, the leader of the JUI-F, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, has conditionally accepted Nawaz Sharif’s story and added a fresh mandate; however, we are required to hold new elections after receiving a guarantee.

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Earlier, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement of Pakistan (MQM-P) suggested that early general elections be held in the country. This came after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif confided in the party convener, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, regarding the decisions that were reached during a PML-N huddle in London.

The MQM-P was adamantly against the idea of increasing the cost of petrol, and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, the party’s leader, stated that they had to put their political agenda to the side in order to serve the needs of the state.

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