The political showdown in Pakistan is currently in hot waters with both opposition and government officials taking a dig at each other. The recent change in the political atmosphere forced the opposition members and leaders to come under one roof for an Iftar that was hosted by Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Leaders from ten opposition parties including those from PPP and PML-N attended the grand Iftar dinner with the likes of Maryam Nawaz and Maulana Fazlur Rehman attending the grand Iftar. The main aim of the opposition parties was to discuss the strategy that they have to follow in order to run a campaign against PTI led government.
Vice President of PML-N Maryam Nawaz thanked Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for the hospitality and the Iftar dinner that was hosted by the PPP Chairman. Maryam Nawaz in a tweet thanked the PPP Chairman for the Iftar and also mentioned the hospitality of Bilawal where he stood up during the meal in order to fetch tea for Maryam Nawaz. In the tweet, Maryam said that Bilawal was a gracious host and hoped that the meeting of the opposition would help to raise the voices of the masses of the people of Pakistan who are already suffering from inflation and incompetence of the government.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in his tweet said that the opposition parties should put aside their differences and agree to do what we can do. He said that the country is facing different problems and it is the responsibility of the parties to resist all these problems and the decisions taken by the PTI led government. The grand Iftar dinner included top leadership from the opposition including Hamza Shahbaz, Ayaz Sadiq, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Asif Ali Zardari, Sherry Rehman, Raza Rabbani, and others.
Thank you very much @BBhuttoZardari for the lovely iftar, especially for getting up mid-meal & fetching me tea. You are indeed a gracious host. I hope this meeting will culminate into us becoming voice of the masses of Pakistan who have been crushed by inflation & incompetence. pic.twitter.com/L05y5IaObr
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) May 19, 2019
Elections are the time parties should focus on their differences. The rest of the time we should focus on what we can agree to get done. Pakistan faces many problems & its our responsibility to resist every anti-democratic or anti-people step this authoritarian government takes. pic.twitter.com/lId5dBCLEz
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) May 19, 2019