Opposition Parties Agree To Form Coalition Government
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mr Nawaz Sharif (right) and Pakistan People’s Party co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari (left) in an old photograph. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

PESHAWAR, August 23: The Prime Minister, Mr Nawaz Sharif, will meet former president of Pakistan Mr Asif Ali Zardari to discuss the current political situation and the long marches under way in Islamabad.

A spokesperson for Pakistan People’s Party, Mr Farhatullah Babar, said that Mr Zardari would visit Raiwind, Lahore on Mr Sharif’s invitation.

Mr Zardari is expected to present suggestions to the premier about how to manage the prevailing political situation.

On the other hand, the government’s negotiations with the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehrik leadership are underway.

According to Mr Shah Mehmood Qureshi of the PTI, the government is considering their demands and that the negotiations will resume today.

However, a member of Dr Tahirul Qadri-led Pakistan Awami Tehreek, Mr Raheeq Abbasi, says that they will not carry forward negotiations with the government till the police register a case in the Model Town incident in Lahore, where several party activists had been killed in a few months ago.