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'Azadi' March: PPP leaders arrive in Islamabad to meet Sirajul Haq

Source: Tribune ( Pakistan ) • 3 years ago

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira and Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday to discuss PTI’s ‘Azadi’ March with Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq, Express News reported.

The party leaders are meeting at the residence of JI leader Mian Muhammad Aslam to discuss Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s Independence Day march.  Aslam and JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch will also attend the meeting.


Express News screengrab of Khursheed Shah meeting Sirajul Haq upon his arrival in Islamabad.

Further, Sirajul Haq will meet Imran Khan later in the day to discuss mediation options between the latter and the government.

According to officials, Haq earlier received a phone call from Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, who requested Haq to ‘play his role’ to end the standoff between the government and PTI.

So far, the JI has not reached a decision about its participation in PTI’s ‘Azadi’ March. The decision will be taken during a party meeting on August 10, party spokesperson Ameerul Azeem had said.

According to reports, Haq will also meet with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today.