Former president Asif Ali Zardari has assured the Opposition that he would support the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The PPP co-chairperson gave the assurance to PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman when the latter called the former to inquire about his health, sources told the media outlet.
According to sources, the two leaders discussed the current political situation of the country and measures being taken by the Opposition against the government.
At this, the former president assured the PDM chief that he stands with the Opposition, while Fazl shared that he would contact the government allies soon.
Separately, Fazl also visited the incumbent PTI government’s ally, PML-Q, in Lahore. He met PML-Q leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Pervaiz Elahi.
Sources said that Fazl asked the PML-Q to support the Opposition in its no-confidence motion against the government. They added that the PML-Q would call a party meeting after meeting Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif.
“The current government has broken the backs of the people with inflation,” Fazl was quoted as saying. “This is the only government with which no one is happy.”
On the other hand, the Chaudhry brothers told Fazl that their party has had a “long tradition” with PPP and JUI-F.
“Whatever is better for the country we will do that,” said the Chaudhry brothers, but did tell the PDM chief that they do have some “reservations” with some Opposition parties.