LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has chaired an advisory session of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz to discuss various issues including election related activities in detail.
The meeting was attended by top leadership of the party including Shahbaz Sharif, Saad Rafique, Pervaiz Rasheed, Maryam Nawaz, Rana Iqbal and others.
The meeting decided to organize a public gathering on November 20 in Abbottabad. Mian Nawaz Sharif directed leadership and workers to start preparations in this regard. Meeting also decided to hold series of election related activities in different districts of Punjab from next month.
After Abbottabad, Nawaz is expected to address another rally in Sheikhupura. Moreover, the PML-N top leadership has given a green light to PML-N Multan President Bilal Butt to start making arrangements for a rally in Multan.
The meeting gave responsibilities to the Sheikhupura and Multan PML N Presidents to make preparations for successful public rallies in their cities.
Other than this, party huddle also deliberated over issues such as Constitutional amendments and delimitation issues.
Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif held a significant meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif at his Jati Umra residence in Lahore on Friday.
During the meeting, Sharif brothers categorically ruled out the possibility of early elections. They also decided to further accelerate their contacts with all political opponents.
On the other hand, Punjab CM also held a separate meeting with Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
Both discussed matters of mutual interest and political situation of the country. They also excluded the likelihood of early elections. Shehbaz Sharif and Maulana Fazlur Rehman agreed to continue a positive role for the stability of democracy.
Speaking on the occasion, Punjab CM slammed those calling for early elections and said, “Those who cannot do anything productive in their own province are now demanding to conduct early elections. The country is well aware of their performance. Pakistan has been intentionally damaged through lies and baseless allegations. We all have to work together for the development of the country.”
Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan reiterated his call for early elections.
In multiple tweets, the PTI chief said that with economic disaster looming and a complete paralysis of governance, Pakistan needed elections to save and strengthen democracy.
With economic disaster looming and a complete paralysis of governance, Pak needs early elections to save and strengthen democracy.
He said that the World Bank, in a highly critical report, had exposed the economic disaster created by PML-N. He added that the report warned that Pakistan macroeconomic conditions significantly worsened in the past one year and heavy reliance on short-term foreign commercial loans would create repayment issues for Pakistan.
The WB Report projected that Pakistan will miss all key macro indicators’ targets set for this fiscal year, notably fiscal deficit, current account deficit and annual economic growth rate, he added. “With economic disaster looming and a complete paralysis of governance, Pak needs early elections to save and strengthen democracy,” PTI chief tweeted.