As a democrat, everyone likes Yousaf Raza Gilani: Maryam Nawaz

LAHORE: Mohtarma Maryam Nawaz Sharif said that as a democrat, everyone likes former Prime Minister and PPP stalwart, Yousaf Raza Gilani.

Earlier, she met a PPP delegation led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari who was flanked by Yousaf Raza Gilani and Makhdoom Ahmad Mahmood at her residence, Jati Umra, Raiwind.

Source: File.

Speaking to the media, Maryam Nawaz said that Yousaf Raza Gilani was the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s joint candidate and would gain victory in the senate elections.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that he had a detailed discussion about the senate elections with Maryam Nawaz Sharif.

“Yousaf Raza Gilani’s campaign is going very well. The by-elections have proved that the people are with the PDM. Gilani’s victory will also prove that the people and parliament are with the PDM,” Bilawal said.

“I thank Mian sab for trusting Yousaf Raza Gilani”, he added.

Bilawal also congratulated Hamza Shehbaz Sharif who was released on bail yesterday after staying in custody for almost two years.

Mohtarma Maryam Nawaz Sharif said that the release of Hamza Shehbaz would strengthen her and that both of them would fulfil their responsibilities in the party together.

PPPs Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Chaudhry Manzoor and Hassan Murtaza were present during the meeting. PML-N leaders Rana Sanaullah, Pervaiz Rashid and Khawaja Saad Rafique also attended the meeting.

The political situation, upcoming Senate election and anti-government drive came under discussion during the meeting.

Yesterday, chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari arrived in Lahore where he is likely to stay for three days in connection with the preparations of Senate polls.

During his stay in Lahore, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will hold important meetings with PPP lawmakers at the residence of Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood.

Meanwhile, It is expected that Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Lahore tomorrow (Friday) to meet lawmakers belonging to the ruling PTI and coalition partners.

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