Nawaz Sharif directs party leaders to start preparations for elections

  • Nawaz Sharif held the meeting at the Central Secretariat in Lahore.
  • Shahbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz also attended the meeting.
  • The huddle discussed the current political situation of Pakistan.

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Monday directed party leaders to start their preparations for the elections to be held on February 8, 2024.

The instructions were issued at a meeting at the PML-N central secretariat in Lahore, where the three-time prime minister was welcomed by party president Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N senior vice president and chief organizer Maryam Nawaz and other leaders.

Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Ahsan Iqbal, PML-N election cell chairman Senator Ishaq Dar and Union Information Secretary Maryam Aurangzeb also attended the meeting.

PML-N’s election campaign has entered a new phase as Nawaz has started his meetings with party members, the party said on its official

In the meeting, the members also discussed the future political activities of the party and the current political situation in the country.

Speaking to the leaders, Nawaz said that they will start the journey of development from where it was left.

This was the first meeting of the PML-N supremo at the Central Secretariat after returning to Pakistan. He arrived in the country on 21 October after four years of self-imposed exile in London.

Speaking in a press conference after the meeting, Asif said that Nawaz Sharif will contest the upcoming elections.

The former defense minister also addressed the concerns raised by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) regarding level playing field.

“Everyone has an equal opportunity, there is no unfairness,” he said.

As the general elections approached, the rift between the former allies grew and the PPP continued to raise concerns about the lack of a level playing field to prove itself before the elections.

The Supreme Court has ordered the government to ensure general elections on 8 February. The order was passed during the hearing of several petitions seeking timely holding of elections within 90 days of the dissolution of the assemblies.

The court, in its order, said that notification of the date of general elections has also been issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), stating that no party has any objection to holding the elections on February 8.

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