Party sources said that the decision was taken during a meeting of the party's Central Executive Committee (CEC) held at Naudero on December 26 last year. They said that the decision was disclosed by President Asif Ali Zardari during a meeting of party lawmakers from Sindh at Bilawal House a few days ago. Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood has a large following in Mithi and Umerkot districts and that is why he has been invited by the President to address the public gathering there. A press handout issued by the Chief Ministr's House stated that PPP's Senator Gul Muhammad Laat called on Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah.
During the meeting, it was learnt that the President and the Chief Minister and other party leaders would address a public meeting on January14 at Mithi in Tharparkar district.