Islamabad: A meeting of heads of allied parties was held in the Presidency Monday night with Co Chairman PPP President Asif Ali Zardari.
The meeting was attended by Senator Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain, Mr. Asfandyar Wali Khan, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Senator Afrasiab Khattak, Dr. Muhammad Farooq Sattar, Senator Babar Khan Ghauri, Mr. Munir Khan Orakzai and Mr. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri.
PPP leaders, Senator Nayyar Hussain Bukhari , Syed Naveed Qamar, Raja Pervez Ashraf and Spokesperson to the President Mr. Farhatullah Babar were also present during the meeting,
The meeting discussed over all political situation in the country with particular reference to the post senate elections situation and coalition matters.
The Spokesperson said that the heads of allied parties congratulated the President for the smooth holding of the Senate elections and also for the thumping majority secured by the coalition parties in the upper House of the Parliament. They also thanked the President for the PPP support to coalition parties in the senate elections.
The President appreciated the role of the allied parties in strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. He said that the policy of reconciliation had strengthened political forces which were necessary for strengthening democracy itself. He expressed satisfaction that with the help of coalition partners the government achieved the distinction of holding two consecutive Senate elections during its tenure despite numerous challenges that it faced.
The President later hosted dinner for the heads of allied parties.
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