In a change of strategy, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has decided to increase contacts with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Hamza Shehbaz instead of Maryam Nawaz, sources said on Monday.
The source said that the PPP believes that Hamza Shehbaz’s approach is moderate, and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari may contact him soon.
The source also claimed that the PPP may recommend the replacement of Maryam Nawaz by Hamza Shehbaz of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) steering committee.
The source added that Birawal had earlier stated that Hamza Shehbaz had rights in Punjab, while the PPP believed that it had a harsh narrative with Maryam Nawaz. Difficult to cooperate, it will make recommendations at the next meeting of the opposition alliance.
Earlier on last Saturday, while talking to media person in Lahore, Maryam Nawaz had termed the narrative of ‘Ek Zardari sub pay bhari’ shameful and said that causing damage to democratic struggle just to get a minor, inconsequential position in Senate is unfortunate, On one side there are those who are sacrificing their own wellbeing for the public and its right to rule, while on the other side are those who have sacrificed all their principles and narrative for a minor position.
“I am glad that this line has been drawn and that everyone recognizes who is standing where,” she said.
Maryam Nawaz said “If you really wanted this meaningless and inconsequential post, you should have asked Nawaz Sharif for it. It’s not like we could have formed a government with it even if the PML-N got the post”, she said.
The PML-N leader said that this was the first time in her life that the leader of the opposition party and the members of the supporting government were elected.