Ahead of PDM meeting, PML-N trio ‘brainstorms’ party’s strategy

  • Nawaz Sharif joins meeting at PM’s residence through video link
  • PM Shehbaz convenes PDM meeting to discuss current political situation

LAHORE: Top brass of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) – Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz, joined by its supremo Nawaz Sharif through video link from London – held a two-hour-long meeting to discuss the Punjab elections and overall political situation of the country on Sunday.

According to ARY News, Maryam Nawaz arrived at PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif’s residence at Jati Umarh to where they reviewed the party’s strategy under the prevailing situation. Party supremo Nawaz Sharif participated in the meeting via video link.

Quoting sources, it claimed that matters related to country’s political and economic situation were discussed during the meeting. The PML-N leadership also expressed ‘serious concern’ over ‘assault’ on law enforcement agencies (LEAs) by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

During the meeting, Nawaz Sharif directed PM Shehbaz to ensure ‘enforcement of law’ at any cost. “We have always respected institutions and the judiciary. We had always appeared before court whenever summoned,” the PML-N supremo said.

Meanwhile, sources claimed that Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif took Nawaz and Maryam into confidence over the meeting of allied parties – summoned on Monday (today) at 02:00pm.

Sources further said that Nawaz Sharif directed the prime minister to make decisions in consultation with the allied parties. He also issued directives to give preference to party workers who made sacrifices in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) elections.

Earlier last week, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) constituted a parliamentary board for provincial assembly elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

PML-N supremo will head the parliamentary board while party’s president Shehbaz Sharif will be part of the board.

A 32-member parliamentary board was constituted for Punjab while 30-member board for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

PML-N Senior Vice president Maryam Nawaz, Ahsan Iqbal, Khawaja Asif, Rana Sanaullah, Main Javaid Latif, Khawaja Saad Rafique and Sardar Ayaz Sadiq will be part of the parliamentary board.

The PML-N parliamentary board will award party tickets to candidates contesting elections in Punjab and KP.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif summoned the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) meeting on Monday to discuss current political situation of the country.

In the meeting, the current situation will be discussed and the allied parties will be consulted on the future plan of action.

Prime Minister House has started contacting with heads of coalition parties.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif compared Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to the extremist Indian organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as police clashed with party workers.

On his Twitter handle, the prime minister said, “If anyone had any doubt, Imran Niazi’s antics of the last few days have laid bare his fascist & militant tendencies,” the prime minister said in a tweet.




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