LONDON: Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman met with former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and advised him to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is also in London currently for a medical checkup.
During the meeting, Fazl advised Asif Zardari to form a consensus with the government on all controversial issues.
According to sources, Fazlur Rehman stated that Panama leaks should be investigated but specific persons should not be targeted. Every type of corruption should be investigated, said Fazl.
During the meeting, which was held at the PPP leader’s Park Lane residence, Zardari reassured the JUI-F chief that he would not fall for any conspiracy against democracy.
Zardari reportedly also said that his party would not become a part of any conspiracy of those looking for a shortcut to come into power. Sources disclosed that the meeting between Fazlur Rehman and Asif Zardari lasted around three hours.
However, even after Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s insistence, no final decision was reached regarding a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari.
Prime Minister Nawaz is also in London for a medical checkup.
PM Nawaz is facing immense pressure from opposition parties who have all jointly called for him to step down in light of the disclosures of the Panama Papers and obtain a clean chit from the judicial commission.