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Qazi doesn’t see President Zardari Govt. continuing
Updated at: 1335 PST, Sunday, March 01, 2009 (The News)
LAHORE: Amir Jamaat-e-Islami, Qazi Hussain Ahmad said that President Zardari government was not seen continuing.
Talking to journalists here, Qazi said that if the mid-term elections were held under the existing President, then it would not be fair. He said that President Zardari government didn’t seem continuing and he could hear once again the buzz of the boots. He said that democratic society could come into existence, when the difference of opinion respected.
Nawaz to meet Qazi for cooperation
Sunday, March 01, 2009
By By Asim Hussain
IN his bid to get political cooperation from different quarters against the PPP regime, PML-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif will hold an important meeting with Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Ameer Qazi Hussain Ahmad on Monday morning at Mansoorah.
According to sources, the leaderships of PML-N and JI will discuss the prevailing political situation and explore the possibilities of expanding cooperation between the two parties in the ongoing movement for restoration of judiciary. Besides, they will also discus the disqualification of Sharif brothers by Supreme Court, imposition of governor rule in Punjab, review of the preparations of lawyers’ long march and sit-in at Islamabad and finding ways for ensuring peace during the current anti-government protests to ward off intervention from military establishment.
Nawaz Sharif will be accompanied by former Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Khwaja Asif, Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa and others. JI Secretary General Munawar Hasan, Naib Ameer Liaqat Baloch and Amirul Azeem will also attend the meeting.
Both leaders are expected to discuss the possible revival of the All Parties Democratic Movement (APDM), the alliance formed in 2008 comprising about a dozen parties that stood for boycotting the polls unless independent judiciary and independent election commission were established in the country.
The APDM lost its steam after a few parties, including PML-N, contested the Feb 18 polls by dissociating it from APDM’s objectives leaving it almost dormant.
A JI leader said that the main purpose of the meeting was to expand the mutual cooperation and reassure the mutual confidence for the ongoing movement for establishment of independent judiciary. Seeking anonymity, the JI leader said that forging new political alliance was not on the agenda but both sides were of the view that reinforcing the existing political cooperation and finding new avenues for mutual political support were need of the hour and required necessary discussion.
The meeting will also discuss the options to nominate the alternative leaderships to carry on the current political movement in view of the expected government crackdown and arrests of the top opposition leaderships. (The News)