Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif has refused to attend Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s call after a heated meeting of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PMD), according to the sources privy to the development.
Zardari made a telephone call to Nawaz after the PDM meeting to discuss the future strategy, but the latter reportedly refused to answer the call despite being at home. Former finance minister Ishaq Dar attended the call and told the PPP leader that Nawaz is angry and he is not willing to talk to him.
During the telephonic contact, Zardari raised reservations over the nomination of Azam Nazeer Tarar as Opposition Leader in the Senate as he was the lawyer of the alleged killers of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, sources familiar to the development said.
The PPP stalwart disconnected the telephone line after the aggressive talk by Ishaq Dar. PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also listened to all the conversation on the speaker.
Reportedly, PML-N leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Pervez Rasheed have been tasked to restore contacts with the PPP and convince them for the resignations from the assemblies.
Earlier, Zardari had clearly told his fellow PDM leaders that his party’s lawmakers won’t resign from assemblies at any cost and demanded that Nawaz should fly back to the country “for a decisive battle” with the government.
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