Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman has reportedly decided to commit himself to bridge the gap between the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in a bid to give a tough time to the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and decide a joint future course.
According to reports, Fazl met former president and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari twice in less than 24 hours to propose an alliance between the two national political parties.
The meeting between Fazl and Zardari lasted for half an hour, reports said and added that the two exchanged views on the overall situation of the country.
The two party heads expressed concerns over ‘deliberate action’ against the opposition parties and held a consultation over a possible joint future course for the opposition, reports said.
Fazl reportedly made an effort to organise a meeting between Zardari and former premier Nawaz Sharif. He also urged the former president to put aside grievances, suggesting that the opposition has no options but to establish a grand alliance.
“All grievances should be put aside in the current situation,” the JUI-F chief was quoted as telling the PPP co-chairman during the meeting. “All opposition parties should sit together and carve out a strategy.”
However, a spokesman for Zardari denied any mentioning of PML-N supremo Nawaz in the meeting.
“The meeting held an exchange of view on the political situation of the country,” Zardari’s spokesman Amir Fida Paracha said. “There was no mention of Nawaz Sharif at the meeting.”