Zardari would deeply look into the state of the party and try to use his past and recent experience to remove its weaknesses after completing his on September 8, media reported on Wednesday.

The PPP could win only 40 seats of the 342-member National Assembly in the general elections. "Zardari Sahib will give more time and attention to the party and stay mostly in Lahore and Karachi for the purpose," presidency spokesman and PPP senator Farhatullah Babar said.

Babar also rejected reports that Zardari would spend most of his time in Dubai and Britain post his tenure. Zardari would meet party workers to discuss matters relating to reorganization of the PPP, according to Babar.

The idea behind this is to prepare the PPP for next general elections. According to the report, Zardari would spend a week in Lahore after relinquishing charge as the President.

On Sunday, PPP's Punjab province president Latif Khosa met Zardari and briefed him on the situation in the province. The PPP's Punjab leadership described some of the decisions made by Zardari as unwise, particularly the appointment of Manzoor Wattoo as provincial head of the party in October 2012.

During Wattoo's leadership, the PPP lost many National Assembly seats it had won in the 2008 general elections. A PPP leader pointed out that while the party had won 35 National Assembly seats in Punjab in 2008, it could bag only one in the May 2013 polls.

"We agree that we faced the biggest defeat in Punjab because the party leadership had made some mistakes," he said.

(Agencies)

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