LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has joined hands with PPP Asif Zardari for launching anti government movement after Eid.
Sharif on Thursday gave the go-ahead to launch an anti-government movement over rising inflation and devaluation of the rupee against the US dollar after Eidul Fitr.
Sources say the PML-N supremo asked the party leaders who met him inside Kot Lakhpat Jail where he is serving his seven-year jail term in the Al-Azizia case to kick off a campaign against the government over rising inflation and hike in the rupee rate against the dollar after Eid.
He directed the PML-N leadership to convene a meeting to work out a strategy in this regard.
Sources say Nawaz Sharif will be given a briefing on the nature of the agitation drive by party leaders during their next meeting with him. PML-N stalwart and former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been tasked to convene meetings of the party’s central and provincial leadership.
Talking to the party leaders, Sharif said the PML-N will no longer remain mum over soaring inflation. “The government’s attitude towards the people is unacceptable at any cost,” he said.