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Zardari to attend PAT’s all parties conference, PPP decides in CEC

Pakistan Peoples’ Party Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari will attend the all parties’ conference of Dr Tahir ul Qadri-led Pakistan Awami Tehreek, the party decided in its central executive committee meeting on December 26.
Zardari is expected to meet the PAT leader at his Model Town residence in Lahore on December 29 (Friday), sources with the PPP.
Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah, Qamar Zaman Kaira and Rehman Malik will be along with Zardari during the meeting.
In the meeting chaired by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Naudero House and attended by the former president, it was also decided that as only Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has the right to dissolve the assemblies, the party would never support any unconstitutional measure taken in that regard.
Speaking in a press briefing, the PPP leaders informed that the party’s central leadership condemns any move to delay the general polls and reiterated their commitment to democratic continuity.
The PPP said that it would resist any covert or overt attempt to weaken the parliamentary democracy. In the CEC meeting, the party leaders expressed their concerns on the political mainstreaming of banned outfits and the standstill on FATA reforms bill.