LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Central leader Hamza Shehbaz on Tuesday vowed to struggle till the last moment for forming the government in Punjab.
Speaking outside the PML-N secretariat in Lahore after the parliamentary leaders meeting, he said, “We have the majority in Punjab and we will fight for the formation of Punjab Government till the last moment.”
The meeting reposed confidence in the leadership of Hamza Shehbaz and majority backed his name for the Punjab chief minister slot. According to Rana Sanaullah, the meeting also passed a resolution to condemn the alleged involvement of hidden hands in engineering the general election to favour of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The resolution further stated that Pakistan cannot progress without supremacy of the vote.
Sanaullah revealed that the PML-N should be allowed to form a government in Punjab following the democratic norms. He added that the party will achieve the goal of forming a government despite all the odds stacked against it.
He said that the independent candidates were being pressurised by non-democratic forces (hidden hands) in joining PTI. He added that the ones who were forced to join PTI in a ceremony at Bani Gala were not actually ready to join PTI.
It is important to mention here that PML-N has gotten the support of over 10 independent candidates. The 10 independent candidates that the party claims to have the support of include two from Bahawalnagar and Bhakkar, one candidate each from Narowal, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Khanewal, Layyah and Okara.
According to PML-N, they have assured of joining PML-N. The names of the candidates were requested to be kept anonymous by the party. The party is in talks with six more candidates and was hopeful to get their support.