PML-N, PML-Likeminded vow to give tough time to opponents
01 November, 2012
LAHORE: The leadership of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the PML-Likeminded (PML-LM) on Wednesday agreed that both parties would make a joint political strategy to give tough time to their opponents in the upcoming elections.
A delegation of PML-LM, including Hamid Nasir Chattha, Saleem Saifullah Khan and Humayun Akhtar, called on PML-N President Nawaz Sharif at his residence in Raiwind and discussed political strategy for the next general elections.
According to sources, during the meeting, both parties agreed to make a joint strategy for giving tough time to their opponents, especially the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan People's Party.
Leadership of both parties agreed that they would also meet other leaguers for making alliance for upcoming elections.
Both sides also discussed seat adjustment between them for the general elections. They agreed to jointly give strong resistance inside and outside parliament to any move by the government to delay elections. Earlier, Nawaz chaired a consultative meeting to discuss party's preparations for the upcoming elections. The meeting was attended by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Senator Ishaq Dar, Khawaja Asif, Senator Pervez Rashid, Ahsan Iqbal, Rana Sanaullah and Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa.
Nawaz directed the party leaders to form district-level committees as part of PML-N's election campaign to mobilise the party at grassroots.
The meeting decided that Ghaus Ali Shah and Arbab Ghulam Rahim would form committees in Sindh, while Sardar Mehtab Abbasi, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Saleem Saifullah and Pir Sabir Shah in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. However, the names are yet to be finalised for the leaders who would form committees in Punjab and Balochistan.
Nawaz said the PML-N could take back all those leaguers who would agree to its ideology. He said that they would contact other political parties for making joint political strategy for general elections. He claimed that due to misguided policies of the government, people would reject the PPP and its allies in upcoming elections and would vote for the Muslim League. He said that the PML-N was ready to render any sacrifice to steer the country out of crises.