A meeting has been summoned of the leadership of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) for Monday to discuss the country’s political scenario as it is emerging in the wake of the May 11 polls, local media reported.
PPP leaders are travelling to Karachi for the meeting at Bilawal House which is to be chaired by Asif Ali Zardari.
The leadership will deliberate on the unprecedented defeat faced by the party in the national polls. Former prime ministers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf were also scheduled to be present at the meeting.
Rigging allegations in Punjab
Earlier on Sunday, the PPP said results of the May 11 polls in Punjab were ‘manipulated’ and vowed to come up with evidence to prove its allegation.
“There was total rigging. We are taking feedback from our candidates in the province and will present the evidence before the media soon,” PPP secretary general Sardar Latif Khosa told reporters.
The PPP could manage to get only one National Assembly seat in Punjab, according to unofficial results. In 2008, it had won over 50 seats in the province, most of them in south Punjab.