Multan - President Asif Ali Zardari is coming to Multan on a brief visit today (Friday) to attend a luncheon at Gilani House.

According to the schedule, the president will arrive at the Multan airport at around 12pm and go direct to Gilani House to attend a luncheon hosted in his honour by the former premier. He will return to Islamabad after the lunch.

PPP sources claim that the motive behind the president’s Multan visit is to express solidarity with the former premier and dispel the impression that the party leadership has isolated Gilani. The add Gilani’s son MNA Abdul Qadir Gillani's speech in the National Assembly also prompted the leadership’s concerns, so the president decided to come down to Multan to express solidarity with him.

Meanwhile, the district administration has beefed up security arrangements on President Zardari’s visit and heavy contingents have been deployed on the route leading to Gillani House from the airport.