PML-N and JUI-F strengthen ties to win upcoming polls

The PML-N and JUI-F have formed an alliance to support one another in the upcoming general elections, announced the leaders of two opposition parties after conducting a detailed meeting at Raiwind on Monday. The two parties have also formed commissions tasked to facilitate the parties during polls.

PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif also accepted Fazal-ur-Rehman’s invitation to the All Parties Conference in Islamabad on February 28. Both leaders vowed to strive for strengthening the democratic system, ensuring free and fair elections and eliminating terrorism.

During the meeting, both parties discussed the current political situation, upcoming elections and law and order situation along with other matters of mutual interest. Both parties promised to consider the views of all opposition parties and finalize two names for the caretaker prime minister.

Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Amjad Khan, Rashid Ludhianvi and Riaz Durrani of JUI-F were also present at the meeting. Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif, Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Ishaq Dar, Raja Zafarul Haq and Iqbal Zafar Jhagra from PML-N also ascertained their presence.

Nawaz took the opportunity to support Fazal’s zeal for democracy and stability. He accredited his party for playing a significant role in strengthening the democratic processes in Pakistan. Talking to the media, Fazal urged the political leadership to give a positive response to the offer of talks by the Taliban. He maintained several problems could be miraculously solved by just holding talks and discussing the way forward.

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