Zardari extends hand of friendship to Nawaz for Pak's development

Islamabad, Dec 20(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has urged Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif to shun his party's differences with the Pakistan People's Party (PPP).

In a letter, written in response to a letter sent by Nawaz on November 10, Zardari extended a hand of friendship to the opposition leader by asking him to nominate his senior party representatives to "jointly take difficult decisions required to take our country forward".

Pointing out the need for the restructuring of public sector enterprises for pursuing the economic reforms agenda, the President said: "We will be grateful if your party facilitates the government in its restructuring plans for these entities, and extends support to our policy to promote public private partnership to protect national interests."

Zardari also sought the PML-N's cooperation on the passage of the Reformed General Sales Tax bill in the National Assembly.

He reminded Nawaz that his party's nominee, Ishaq Dar along with senators of all major political parties had unanimously recommended the bill with some 15 amendments.

"The Senate adopted those recommendations along with the bill, and referred it to the National Assembly. We also hoped for your support in the National Assembly for the passage of this important reform measure," the Daily Times quoted the letter, as saying. (ANI)

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