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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday dismissed rumors of “seat adjustment” with Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) after the two parties reached an agreement for electoral alliance in Sindh.
The remarks were made by PML-N’s Khawaja Saad Rafiq, who along with former National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq and other leaders visited MQM-P’s Bahadurabad office in Karachi.
Last week, both the parties had announced to jointly contest the upcoming general elections to be held on February 8 next year.
The development came after the MQM-P delegation comprising coordinators Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Farooq Sattar and Syed Mustafa Kamal met PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif at the party’s Model Town secretariat in Lahore.
With elections approaching, Sindh has become the center of political realignment, with former allies PML-N, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) forming new alliances to consolidate their positions. Making. Upcoming elections.
In the presence of MQM-P leaders today, Rafiq clarified that there has been no discussion between the two parties on the issue of seat adjustment, adding, “Two teams of PML-N and MQM-P are working.” [regarding their electoral alliance and future strategies],
The PML-N leader revealed that the party is trying to establish a political alliance in Sindh and has also approached Pir Saheb Pagara of JUI-F and Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) in this regard. ,
Highlighting the party’s manifesto, Rafiq said that the PML-N will focus on the judicial system of the country and this issue is likely to be the top priority in their election manifesto.
He also addressed the issue of Karachi’s local government, saying reforms were the need of the hour. “unfortunately, [the country] did not adopt the local government system [in its true essence],
He said that the local government system should be efficient and helpful to the people.
Meanwhile, MQM-P convenor Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said political parties should accept each other’s mandate.
Seeking constitutional protection for local bodies, Siddiqui stressed that a caretaker setup should be established after the tenure of the local bodies ends.
Earlier in the day, the PML-N leader – during a press conference at the Karachi Press Club – said the party is completely focused on Sindh ahead of the elections.
“It was already decided with JUI-F and MQM-P that we will contest the elections together,” he said.
Emphasizing that no single party or institution can reform the country, the former minister hoped that after February 8, the atmosphere will be encouraging for talks and said that the PML-N’s agenda includes defaming the people. Not there.
“Politicians talk [to each other] As elections approach, so do our [PML-N’s] Do this too”.
Speaking on the occasion, Ayaz Sadiq announced that party supremo Nawaz Sharif will visit Balochistan on November 14 (Tuesday) as the party goes into election mode.