Sunday, November 26, 2023

Zardari forms committee to initiate dialogue ahead of polls

Committee, as per a PPPP notification, comprises of members from all four provinces

PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari. — X/@MediaCellPPP
PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari. — X/@MediaCellPPP

  • Committee formed to initiate dialogue with other political parties.
  • Members from all provinces in committee to partake in dialogue.
  • PPP leader says committee formed under well-planned strategy.

ISLAMABAD: Under the leadership of former president Asif Ali Zardari, the Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP), will contact political parties and politicians for dialogue both before and after the general elections, scheduled to take place on February 8 next year.

The development was announced after Zardari formed a committee, comprising his party's members, to get in touch with parties and politicos with the aim of fostering dialogue as the country approaches general polls in 2024.

The committee, as per a PPPP notification, will comprise members from all four provinces. From Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Secretary General PPP Syed Nayyer Hussain Bukhari, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Secretary Information PPP Faisal Karim Kundi, Muhammad Ali Shah Bacha and Sajid Toori will be a part of the committee.

Members from Sindh are Saeed Ghani and Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, while Chengez Khan Jamali, Rozi Khan Kakar and Sabir Ali Baloch will participate from Balochistan.

When contracted, Secretary Information PPP Kundi confirmed forming the committee for dialogue with political parties and personalities under a well-planned strategy.

Zardari rules out single-party govt

The PPP co-chairman is known for his reconciliatory ways of politics and has been a proponent of a coalition government for the betterment of the country. He has consistently ruled out the formation of a single-party government and this time around, too, the senior politician is looking towards the many political groups in Pakistan.

In a recent interview during Geo News programme 'Capital Talk', Zardari said it isn’t necessary that Nawaz — whose party is saying that he will become the prime minister for the fourth time — is in the leading position with regards to forming a government.

“There will be other parties and individuals," he said.

Speaking about the PDM-led coalition government, Zardari said he was “impressed” with the former prime minister and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, adding that the experience of the unity government was “very difficult”.

“I was impressed with Shehbaz Sharif who would wake up early in the morning at 6pm and start working at 8am,” the PPP leader remarked.

However, the PPP leader said former PM Shehbaz did not accept his several proposals due to which the country suffered losses. He said he did not want to pressurise the former PM as the PML-N had more seats in parliament than his party.