ISLAMABAD: The political battle begins in the federal capital today as opposition leaders meet at a five star hotel on the invitation of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for a much hyped multi-parties gathering to devise an anti-government strategy.
The purpose to call this meeting is to hold the government to account, tweeted PPP's chariman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari shortly after reaching the venue along with other PPP leaders:
"Today Pakistan’s opposition parties will unite to hold this regime to account. 2 years of this selected experiment has had disastrous consequences for Pakistan, our citizens, democracy, economy & foreign policy. Democracy is the best revenge."
The meeting is being attended by the heads and representatives of 12 opposition parties incuding PML-N, National Party (NP), Awami National Party (ANP), Qaumi Watan Party (QWP), Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) and Jamiatul Hadees. However, Jamaat-i-Islaami has decided to distance itself from the gathering. Among other opposition leaders, who have made it to the venue are Maryam Nawaz, Shahbaz Sharif, Maulana Fazl ur Rehman, Mehmood Achakzai, Mohsin Dawar, and Amir Haider Khan Hoti.
Supreme leader of the PML-N and deposed premier Nawaz Sharif would also make a come back to the national politics after more than a year and address the multiparty conference via video link from London. PPP leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari also plans on delivering an opening speech through video link. Both of these leader are currently facing major corruption and money laundering cases.