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Zardari summons meeting of coalition leaders

January 29, 2013

President Asif Ali Zardari. — Photo by Reuters/File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman and President Asif Ali Zardari has summoned a meeting of leaders of the coalition parties to discuss important issues related to the upcoming general elections, DawnNews reported.

The meeting which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday evening will be held in the President House, sources said.

The meeting will discuss the dissolution of assemblies and the caretaker setup, DawnNews quoted sources as saying.

Earlier on Monday, the PPP leadership had discussed the possible dates for dissolution of the National Assembly and holding elections during a meeting with President Zardari at the Presidency.

The meeting was also attended by Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and PPP ministers.

Sources said the party’s leadership had agreed that the time had come for making formal contacts with other political parties on the issue of setting up caretaker governments at the centre and in the provinces before the elections, which will become due anytime after the completion of the National Assembly’s term on March 16.