President Zardari, PM Nawaz discuss overall country situation
23 August, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and President Asif Ali Zardari met here on Thursday evening at Aiwan-e-Sadr and discussed the overall situation of the country.
The meeting was held in the sidelines of a dinner reception hosted by President Zardari in honour of departing ambassadors of various countries.
The meeting focused on latest political scenario of the country, during which President Zardari congratulated Mian Nawaz Sharif on success of PML-N's newly-elect President, Mamnoon Hussain.
Nawaz Sharif in turn briefed the president about issues as relief in load shedding,, various policies of new government, and meeting of the defense committee.
Sources disclosed that both executives also discussed the issues of death sentence and clemency for prisoners while both also agreed that politics of reconciliation and harmony should continue and prosper.
According to sources, both agreed that rule of law shall be enforced, prevail at all costs and no one should be allowed to take law into one's hands to play with lives and honour of people.
Nawaz also assured President that government had kept its doors of dialogue wide opened, adding "but only for those who conformed to law and constitution, and certainly no quarter for anti-State rebels and terrorists".
Afterwards Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif joined President Zardari and other major leaders of PPP including former premiers Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf, along with opposition leader Khurshid Ahmad Shah, in the dinner hosted for ambassadors.