Documents recently filed with the U.S. Department of Justice can reveal that American Public Relations firm Gunster Strategies has been hired by the Pakistan People’s party. The lobbying firm will be paid $100K to assist with a visit of the Chairman of the party, which is described as a “socialist-progressive political party.”
Interestingly, recent reports indicate that same firm is reportedly helping Republicans strategize for the 2018 midterm elections. Gunster Strategies reportedly helped lead the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union.
“Spearheading the discussions is Republican strategist Gerry Gunster, a referendum expert who helped to lead the successful 2016, populist-infused campaign for Britain’s exit from the European Union. Gunster — who visited then-president-elect Trump in New York City along with Brexit leader Nigel Farage after the November election — has spoken about the ballot initiative concept with top administration aides, including political director Bill Stepien and Nick Ayers, the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence and a veteran GOP operative. The GOP seems keen to draw on Gunster’s insights.”
Among the gems of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari – for whom Gunster is organizing an American tour – are claims that terrorism adversely impacted Pakistan more than the United States. Recently, Bilawal has said President Trumps’ social media actions are “deeply hurtful” and the party has repeatedly called for closer ties with Iran.
In August 2017 it was reported that Gunster was consulting the GOP and “spoken with top administration aides, including political director Bill Stepien and Nick Ayers, the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence and a veteran GOP operative.”