PML-N, PPP make ‘first formal contact’

PML-N, PPP make ‘first formal contact’

PPP leaders Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and Asif Ali Zardari meet a PML-N delegation
PML-N, PPP make ‘first formal contact’



12 Feb 2024

• Insiders say PML-N offers PPP ‘president, Senate chairman, NA speaker’ slots
• PPP central executive committee meets today; huddle between N-League, PML-Q also expected
• Shehbaz takes Fazl into confidence over PPP talks, seeks JUI-F support

LAHORE: As political wheeling and dealing has reached its peak in the aftermath of the Feb 8 vote in which not a single political party could secure a simple majority, the PML-N and PPP have formally started consultations to form a government in the Centre with the help of their allies.

Against the backdrop of the dialogue with the PPP, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif contacted JUI-F leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman to take him into confidence regarding the meeting with the PPP and also sought his support in the formation of the federal government. Maulana Fazl said he would get back to the PML-N on Wednesday.

Similarly, a meeting with the MQM was also held in Lahore, whereas a meeting with the PML-Q led by Shujaat Hussain in Islamabad is due today (Monday).


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