Bilawal Bhutto invites Maryam Nawaz, leaders of major opposition parties to Iftar dinner

Bilawal Bhutto invites Maryam Nawaz, leaders of major opposition parties to Iftar dinner

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has invited Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif and leaders of main opposition parties to an Iftar dinner in Islamabad on Sunday.

According to sources, Bilawal Bhutto telephoned Maryam Nawaz on Friday and invited her and other PML-N leaders to the Iftar dinner hosted by him.

The sources added that Maryam Nawaz has accepted the invitation and she will attend the Iftar dinner along with senior leaders of her party.

The PPP chairman also telephoned Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq, Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan and other opposition leaders and invited them to Iftar.

Over all political and economic situation would be discussed during the gathering. The sources said that the PPP chairman would also discuss possibility of the formation of opposition parties’ alliance and strategy for public protest against the government.

Meanwhile, former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Friday discussed a joint strategy against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.

As per the sources said that the two leaders discussed matters of national interest, including the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) bailout package.

They added that the PPP co-chairman and the JUI chief also discussed the formation of an alliance of the opposition parties against the government. They also discussed a protest march towards Islamabad after Eid-ul-Fitr.