President Asif Ali Zardari—AP Photo
President Asif Ali Zardari—AP Photo

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of some federal ministers and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senior leadership with President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in the chair late on Tuesday night discussed the overall political and law and order situation in the country.

The dinner meeting held at the Presidency was attended among others by Faryal Talpur, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, Rana Muhammad Farooq Saeed Khan, Syed Naveed Qamar, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, Makhdoom Shahab-ud-Din, Rehman Malik, Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah, Senator Mian Raza Rabbani, Ch. Imtiaz Safdar Warraich, Senator Jahangir Badar, Senator Faisal Raza Abidi, Senator Farhatullah Babar, Rukhsana Bangash and Fouzia Habib.

Spokesperson to the president Senator Farhatullah Babar said that over all political situation was discussed during the meeting.

The prime minister briefed the meeting on the current energy situation and the measures taken to address the power issue. He said that the energy situation was steadily improving and the government was taking all possible steps to address the issue on priority basis.

The prime minister also briefed the meeting about his recent visit to Saudi Arabia and his meetings with the Saudi leadership, entrepreneurs and Pakistani community in Saudi Arabia.

Rehman Malik, advisor to the prime minister on interior, briefed the meeting on overall law and order situation in the country and the steps afoot to maintain peace and security.

Moreover, the prime minister and the president held a separate meeting at the Presidency earlier on Tuesday evening.

The overall political situation and energy situation was discussed during the meeting.

The prime minister also briefed the president about his recent visit to Saudi Arabia and his meetings with the Saudi leadership, entrepreneurs and Pakistani community in Saudi Arabia.


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