President, PM chair meeting of coalition partners

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Thursday chaired a meeting of coalition partners here at Aiwan-e-Sadr. The meeting was attended by Senator Ch. Shujaat Hussain, Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Senator Dr. Babar Awan, Senator Afrasiab Khattak, Senator Muhammad Zahid Khan, Senator Kalsoom Perveen, Munir Khan Orakzai, MNA, Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, MNA, and Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar.

The President briefed the coalition partners on his recent visits to Iran, Afghanistan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.The meeting also discussed issues relating to power and gas shortage and price-hike in the country.The meeting that lasted for over two and half hours, also took stock of the current political and economic situation obtaining in the country.Those who attended the meeting expressed views candidly on various critical issues. – APP