WASHINGTON – Former President and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari met US senator John McCain and others senior US senators on Wednesday.

John McCain is a former Republican presidential nominee and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. The meeting came at a time when PPP is gearing up to stage anti-government protests.

Sources privy to the developments said Pak-US relations and the war against terrorism were discussed in the meeting that was attended by Senator John McCain and some senior US senators.

Asif Zardari in a meeting with US officials

Zardari was accompanied by party leaders Senator Rehman Malik and Sherry Rehman.

Former president is in the US to attend the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on January 20, according to media reports.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will lead an anti-government rally here on today (Thursday).


According to media reports, the PPP’s Lahore to Faisalabad rally will commence at the main gate of Bilawal House after Bilawal’s address. The rally will move towards Canal Road all the way to Thokar Niaz Baig, which will lead to the motorway.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, is expected to head to the US on January 25.

Zardari returned to Pakistan last month after spending about 18 months in Dubai and US in self-imposed exile.

Reports regarding his participation in Trump’s inauguration ceremony boosted his international standing but it is yet to be ascertained whether he would attend the prestigious ceremony or not.