Arbab Ghulam Rahim's PPML merges with PML-N

Published: May 26, 2013

Arbab Ghulam Rahim. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

LAHORE: Former Sindh chief minister Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim decided to merge his party Pakistan Peoples Muslim League (PPML) with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Express News reported on Sunday.

PPML was earlier known as Pakistan Muslim League-Likeminded.

The decision was taken during Rahim’s meeting with former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore.

Rahim, who was Sindh CM from 2004 to 2007, had been elected to national and provincial assemblies from his constituency in Tharparkar District several times.

In its attempt to form a strong government in the centre, PML-N has been wooing political leaders into its fold. Yesterday, Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) formally announced that it will join the coalition government.

Earlier on May 17, National Peoples Party (NPP) was merged with PML-N. The party is led by Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Syed A. Mateen
    May 26, 2013 - 12:25PM

    A timely and good decision taken by Arbab Ghulsm Rahim.

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  • Yasir
    May 26, 2013 - 1:29PM

    Last vl be Musharraf, v soon

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  • MBK
    May 26, 2013 - 1:36PM

    So, with Moulana Fazal ur Rehman & Arbab Ghulam Raheem in PMLN’s fold already,are we really heading towards Roshan Pakistan…INSANITY!

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  • alifbypy
    May 26, 2013 - 2:15PM

    He is a conservative leader, PML(N) is best choice for him.

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  • Ali
    May 26, 2013 - 2:39PM

    ,it was already noted that he was waiting for ,which party will be in Govt,he will be merge in,because of value decreasing in THHAR,,,,However,again all anti ppp are going to N and for next period thaey will move to else where,good business.

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  • Reasonable
    May 26, 2013 - 3:11PM

    Waiting for Chuadhrys and Gen Saab to join soon …

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  • Historian 1
    May 26, 2013 - 4:07PM

    All Muslim Leagues should be dissolved into PMLN and then N to be removed.

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  • Mirza
    May 26, 2013 - 8:55PM

    People of Sindh can give Arbab the same reception as he got during the last days of his mentor Mush. Arbab is crafty politician he waited till after the elections to show his love for Sharif not before the elections?

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