ISLAMABAD: Top Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders belonging to the party’s Central Executive Committee are due to gather at the Presidency today (Tueday) to formulate a future line of action in light of ongoing political developments in the country.
The CEC meeting was initially scheduled for Monday night, but was postponed due to the death of senior PPP leader Fauzia Wahab. The last CEC meeting — held on April 4 at Ghari Khuda Baksh in Larkana on the eve of the death anniversary of founding PPP Chairman Zulfikar Ali Bhutto — was a purely ceremonial event, and no formal meeting took place amongst members of the PPP’s top policy making forum.
Sources, while speaking to The News, disclosed that senior PPP leaders seemed to be clueless and in a state of complete disarray with regard to ongoing developments on the political horizon. According to sources, the PPP CEC is expected to endorse a resolution passed by the National Assembly in support of the Speaker’s ruling on the subject of the prime minister’s qualification as a Member of Parliament. Sources further revealed that Law Minister Farooq H Naek and senior PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan are due to brief the committee with regard to ongoing cases in the Supreme Court.
The CEC is also expected to formulate a party strategy for the upcoming general elections. The party will also discuss ongoing power riots across Punjab.
However, some PPP leaders were said to be sceptical about the delay in the summoning of the CEC, with sources revealing that certain party echelons were being kept in the dark with regard to allegations of a conspiracy being hatched against the judiciary. “When senior party members were ignored and kept in dark on the party policies then how can the workers be mobilised and defend the decision?” one source questioned.