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ISLAMABAD: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Thursday initiated a frantic move to pacify former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani by addressing his personal grievances.
Prime Minister Raja Ashraf drove to the Islamabad Club, where Gilani had taken a room on the first floor as his new boarding in the federal capital, and met the annoyed former prime minister.
Top circles revealed that Prime Minister Ashraf took the initiative on the directives of President Zardari to bring Gilani to the Aiwan-e-Sadr both for talks and to move back there.
Sources say that Gilani, who was found in Room No. 101 at the elite club, expressed his dismay and disappointment over the treatment his son had been meted out when he was coming out of the Presidency some days back.
No one came to Musa’s rescue, Gilani was heard saying to his friends.
However, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf took a successful initiative and took Gilani along with him to the Presidency for heart-to-heart talks between President Zardari and the Multani former PM, Yusuf Raza Gilani.
The three - President Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Ashraf and former prime minister Gilani - held extensive what many say ‘political talks’ and a bid to woo Gilani back to the PPP fold as a tried and trusted-friend.
Gilani was ousted through a judicial whipping when he refused to write the letter to the Swiss authorities to open cases against the top man and the Supreme Court removed him and disqualified him for five years.
However, circles close to Gilani believed that he refused to write the letter to Swiss authorities under the instructions of President Zardari and he paid the heavy prize - lost the office of the prime minister and was disqualified to become legislator for five years.