Nawaz reluctant to hold one-on-one meeting with Zardari: sources

Arshad Waheed Chaudhry

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been reluctant to hold a one-on-one meeting with former president Asif Ali Zardari, sources informed Geo News Saturday.

The sources said that Nawaz has reservations over Pakistan Peoples Party's role following the General Election 2018.

They said efforts are being made by Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman to convince the former premier for the meeting.

The JUI-F is also expected to call on Nawaz and hold discussion in this regard, the sources informed further.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) members, on the other hand, said if Nawaz met Zardari then it would only be at the all parties conference (APC), and the former premier would seek an assurance from Fazl regarding PPP's support.

It is pertinent to mention here that Zardari had met Fazl at his residence a few days ago, where the two figures had agreed to summon the APC.

Fazl, however, had said that a date for the conference would be announced after consultation with Nawaz.