- PML-N will meet MQM-P leaders in Karachi today.
- JUI-F welcomes Nawaz’s invitation for electoral alliance.
- The party also met Pir Pagara to form a strong electoral alliance.
KARACHI: With elections approaching in a few months, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has intensified its efforts to form an electoral alliance in Sindh, the province which has become a key holdout for the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Has happened.
In a bid to realize its plans to establish government in the province, the Shehbaz Sharif-led political party on Saturday met leaders of other political formations in Sindh, including Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA). Had separate meetings with. GDA) has invited him with a message from party supremo Nawaz Sharif for joint working relationship.
The PML-N delegation included leaders Ayaz Sadiq, Khawaja Saad Rafiq, Bashir Memon, Khail Das Kohistani and Ali Akbar Gujjar, all of whom met JUI-F Sindh general secretary Allama Rashid Mahmood Soomro to discuss a possible electoral alliance. Met at the residence and adjustment of seats in the general elections to be held on February 8, 2024.
The delegation conveyed the PML-N supremo’s message to Soomro to engage in detailed consultations and close working relations. Soomro welcomed the party’s proposal and said that a joint conflict could result in significant surprises.
“It is time to free the people of Sindh from want. The people have taken their decision in the Sindh Peace March; Now is the time for the leadership to respond seriously to the aspirations of the people,” the JUI-F leader said.
Soomro also invited the PML-N leadership to the JUI-F public meeting to be held in Larkana on November 30. Saad Rafiq assured Soomro of PMLN’s participation in the programme. PMLN leaders stressed that the time has come to bring alternative leadership in Sindh in line with the aspirations of the people of Sindh.
Meanwhile, the delegation also met GDA chief Pir Sibgatullah Rashidi, commonly known as Pir Saheb Pagara, at the Functional House in Karachi.
During the meeting, PML-N leaders discussed the political situation in the country and conveyed Sharif’s message to Pagara. They agreed that there was a need for a strong electoral alliance in Sindh.
The GDA leader assured his support and said that PML-N, GDA, Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan and JUI-F will not only provide alternative leadership but will also form the government in Sindh after the general elections. The delegation will visit the head office of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) today (Sunday) to discuss further working relations. Last week, both the parties agreed to form an alliance and solve the problems of urban Sindh.
Sources in the urban-centric unit said MQM-P and PML-N leaders will discuss proposals for cooperation. In this regard, a six-member committee will be formed to prepare proposals to resolve the issues of urban Sindh. Before the formal announcement of the electoral alliance, both the parties will nominate their members for the committee.