A high-level meeting between Maryam Nawaz, daughter of Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of Asif Ali Zardari is set up for Sunday, 16 June at Jati Umrah – Raiwind. The meeting was initiated from Maryam Nawaz, as she invited Bilawal Bhutto over her residence, which was accepted by him.
Both of their fathers are under trial over corruption charges and are in jail. The meeting would also be attended by a few important leaders from PML-N and PPP to discuss the political future of the parties and the plan to put their fathers out of jail. Maryam Nawaz opted to respond via Twitter to a question regarding the permission of the meeting from the senior leadership of the party. She tweeted that, I hope you’re feeling better, dear friend. This & all other decisions in the party are taken after the approval of MNS & MSS & taking the senior leaders into confidence. Discipline & part hierarchy are followed by all including me. Warm regards”
Opposition parties are gearing up to retaliate to the current situation against the government and launch protests. Earlier in Ramadan, Bilawal also hosted an Iftar for the opposition parties in which Maryam was invited. Post-event, it was announced that protests inside and outside the parliament would be arranged after Eid-ul-Fitr and a joint strategy would be finalized in All Parties Conference (APC) to rule out the government.
The senior leadership of PML-N attended that Iftar, including the former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Pashtoon Tahaffuz Movement’s leader Mohsin Dawar also attended the party who is under arrest as well over the charges of leading an assault on Pakistan Army’s check post in North Waziristan.
Maryam Nawaz was also sentenced in a corruption case but later she was released by Islamabad High Court. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is likewise nominated in fake account cases with his father and his aunty who are already under arrest.
Mainstream leaders of opposition parties are either under arrest or nominated in corruption cases. Although, it was not long ago when these leaders used to criticize each other over bad governance and corruption. But now they are forming an alliance against the government to protect their stakes.