Opposition parties discuss anti-govt protest strategy

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ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties held their first major huddle on Sunday in a bid to find common grounds for launching an anti-government protest movement in the wake of country’s economic deterioration.

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari presided over what is being described as an informal meeting at Zardari House in Islamabad.

The PML-N side was led by Maryam Nawaz while former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz, Maryam Aurangzeb and others were in attendance.

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has also been invited to join the meeting.

Meanwhile, Akhtar Mengal, Mahmood Khan Achazkzai and Asfandyar Wali Khan are unable to join the opposition’s informal get together due to prior commitments.

Meanwhile, speaking to media, Special Assistant to PM on information and broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said that political impostors have been deceiving the unsuspecting nation since years.

She alleged that these people are utilising agenda for their business venture and today they will think about saving Omni Group.

Meanwhile, State Minister Hammad Azhar said that Maryam Nawaz has virtually sidelined Hamza Shehbaz by taking the centre stage today.

Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said that opposition gathering on Bilawal’s invitation was to seek ways and means to protect their parents looted weather.

“The real purpose of the opposition gathering on Bilawal’s invitation is to seek ways and means to protect their parents looted wealth. They are ready to spend a hefty proportion of the billions stolen to destabilise the government but would miserably fail. People know them,” he tweeted.

Syed Zulfi Bukhari, a close aide to PM Imran Khan, called Bilawal Bhutto and Maryam Nawaz as accidental leaders.

“Saviours of corrupt dynasties meet at #iftar today.. it was just a matter of time that these 2 accidental leaders came together since they can see life behind bars from up close now. Their alliance is pathetic, self-serving & won’t get them the #NRO they so dearly wish for!,” Bukhari added.