Marathon PML-N huddle considers various ‘options’

November 13, 2017

LAHORE: A number of decisions were taken during the consultative meeting of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) here at Jati Umrah on Monday. The high level meeting of the ruling PML-N was chaired by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The marathon meeting which lasted for hours, discussed overall political situation of the country. Sources said that the PML-N top leadership discussed party strategy for next general elections and starting election campaign.

The corruption cases pending in accountability court against Sharif family and the NAB appeal against LHC decision to scrap Hudaibiya Paper Mill reference against the Sharif family was also discussed in the meeting.

The PML-N leadership also discussed the draft delimitation bill and opposition parties reservations over population census. During the meeting, it was decided that contact with other parties for passing the delimitation bill would be made.

According to senior PMLN leader Saad Rafique a strategy to make PML-N more active has been formulated with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif likely to address rallies.

“Big rallies will be held across the country while the president of the party former PM Nawaz Sharif will address the public gatherings”, Rafique said while talking to media.

He informed that Nawaz Sharif will address the first rally which will be held in Abbottabad on November 19. However the schedule for other rallies will be announced later.

The meeting was attended among others by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Governor Punjab Rafique Rajwana, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah. INP