PPP Chairman invites Maryam, other opposition leaders to Iftar dinner

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has invited opposition leaders, including Maryam Nawaz Sharif, to an Iftar dinner in Islamabad, official informed media.

Official within the PPP said Bilawal telephoned Maryam on Friday and invited her and other Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders to Sunday’s Iftar dinner.

Speaking to media, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb confirmed that a PML-N delegation led by Maryam Nawaz would attend Sunday’s Iftar dinner to be hosted by the PPP chairman.

Aurangzeb said the PML-N delegation would include Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz and other senior party leaders.

Bilawal also telephoned Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman and Awami National Party (ANP) head Asfand Yar Wali Khan to extend an invitation to them, official said.

Among other leaders invited to the Iftar dinner are Sirajul Haq, Mehmood Khan Achakzai, Akhtar Mengal, Aftab Sherpao and Shah Awais Noorani, they said.

Official further informed that the PPP chairman would try to bring leaders of opposition parties on a single page, while discussion would also be held on the economic situation of the country and a public protest campaign against the government.