Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has decided to exert more pressure on the Pakistan Peoples Party-led government to implement the opposition party’s 10-point reforms agenda.
A consultative meeting of the party was held here with its chief Nawaz Sharif to discuss the outcome of successive meetings between the government’s ministerial team and PML-N’s four-member panel to implement the proposed reforms.
PML-N, in its press statement issued after the meeting, expressed dissatisfaction over the progress made so far and accused the government of resorting to delaying tactics.
“The government must ensure implementation of the 10-point agenda within 45 days. Any extension to this period will not be in the interest of the nation.” the media office of the PML-N quoted Nawaz as telling the meeting.
Earlier this month, the PML-N had given a deadline of 45 days to the government to implement a 10-point agenda mainly focusing on improving governance. The timeframe is likely to be extended, party insiders say.
After the PML-N’s so called timeframe, the government constituted a five-member committee of federal ministers who held meetings with all parties in the parliament and briefed them on the gravity of the economic situation.
The government team also held a series of meetings with the four-member committee of Nawaz League, and the process is continuing.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 28th, 2011.