PM Nawaz Sharif will host a farewell ceremony for President Zardari during the 1st week of the next month before the end of his five-year period on September 8. The reception may take place between September 5 and 7. “It will be a luncheon ceremony and is likely to be held on September 7,” said a senior official of the PM Office’s media wing.
Leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah is also likely to attend the ceremony. When asked if the PML-N govt will present a guard of honour to the outgoing president, the official said: “Hosting of a farewell reception by the prime minister will be a goodwill gesture to the president who belongs to the opposition PPP.”
The outgoing PPP govt faced serious criticism for presenting a guard of honor to Musharraf who was charged with breaking the constitution.