PML-N plan: Shahbaz to set a 60-day deadline for PPP

Published: October 28, 2011
Party members say that PML-N has, in principle, decided to topple the government. PHOTO: INP

Party members say that PML-N has, in principle, decided to topple the government. PHOTO: INP


Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is likely, during his address today, to give a two-month ultimatum to the federal government to fulfill a list of demands. Otherwise PML-N members will submit their resignations, sources within the party told The Express Tribune.

Sharif had said during an address on October 25 that he will make ‘a very important announcement’ on October 28. Party members told The Tribune that Sharif will not put all his cards on the table during Friday’s rally. “He will not say how the PML-N will ‘quit’. Whether it plans on submitting mass resignations or dissolving the Punjab Assembly remains to be seen,” they said. The final decision will be made after the deadline expires, they added.

PML-N’s rally today is part of the party’s ‘Go Zardari Go campaign’ against what it says are the PPP-led government’s three major failures: load shedding, rising prices and widespread corruption.

The party members said that PML-N has, in principle, decided to topple the government within two months.

Nawaz Sharif is currently in Turkey and will return on October 29. Nawaz Sharif will address the rally planned in Faisalabad on November 3 where he will confirm Shahbaz Shairf’s deadline. The party will also hold rallies in Gujranwala on November 14 and then later in Sargodha, Multan Bahawalpur and Rawalpindi.

The PML-N plans on holding a number of public gatherings in the coming two months to motivate the public, the sources said. It is also expected that the party will announce a long march in December.

PML-N’s list of demands

PPP will be asked to:

1.  Implement the resolution passed during the All Parties Conference (APC) on September 29

2.  Eliminate corruption from the government and to take action against all corrupt officers and ministers

3.  Bring back the money held in secret Swiss Banks’ accounts

4.  Appoint a neutral NAB chairman

5.  Notify an independent election commission

6.  Hold a countrywide population census

7.  Present a plan for energy generation and remove the hurdles in the Punjab government’s way of implementing Nandipur and Chechoke Mallian power projects

8.  Investigate former Sindh minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza’s allegations against MQM through a commission or summon him in parliament so that he can explain his allegations

Published in The Express Tribune, October 28th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (18)

  • Realist.
    Oct 28, 2011 - 8:50AM

    Lets see where it goes!


  • Umar
    Oct 28, 2011 - 9:20AM

    Where are talebans? Big rallies coming.


  • Justice
    Oct 28, 2011 - 10:03AM

    Mr. CM, pls solve the Ayesha Ahad case too….Do justice with her.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Oct 28, 2011 - 10:30AM

    Arrange also 1 rally for bad governance, dengue and poverty in Punjab.


  • Azmat
    Oct 28, 2011 - 10:41AM

    The Demands are looking quiet serious and yes true to be demanded from government, but the party should arrange nationwide protest not only in Punjab, if they want the real change.


  • Kashif
    Oct 28, 2011 - 11:00AM

    Let’s hope it brings about change in government. Recommend

    Oct 28, 2011 - 11:10AM

    On day 61, they will give 60 more days.. FRIENDLY OPPOSITION…..


  • kamran
    Oct 28, 2011 - 11:26AM

    Talk about the issue not go personal there are lot of this type of thing of other lahori leaders which u cant hilighted?


  • kamran
    Oct 28, 2011 - 12:00PM


    will you tell me what they get from freindly opposition??/


  • salman
    Oct 28, 2011 - 12:15PM

    Now i do not support any of these parties, but his demands include all those things which will undermine the present government. Why not have those demands also which will give immediate relief to the common people. For eg., an honest check on the food prices, why the prices for sacrificial animals being charges has rose by 200%, etc etc.

    Also why dont he asks his own Big Brother Nawaz Sharif. Why are people dying beacuase of

    Dengue, and have we been able to control the dengue problem?
    Why did we built a Rs. 12 billion road from Raiwind to Lahore of public money?
    Why am I holding so many ministries? Is our party so short of deserving candidates?

    Come on Shahbaz Sharif, if you want to do something. Do something for us, not for your political gain for the next Senate elections. For God sake.


  • Parvez
    Oct 28, 2011 - 12:26PM

    Deja Vu.


  • kamran
    Oct 28, 2011 - 12:57PM

    Dont mix federal issue with local government animal are being exported thats why animal prices increases and more over increase in oil prices are the main cause of increase in every thing and federal government got authority of increase in oil prices not sharif brothers

    Dengue is not only in lahore its all over the world and teckling of punjab government of dengue is quiet imoressing and its praise by all over the world google will support my answer.

    Where u get figure of 12 billion and road from raiwind to lahore only sharif brother travel no every citizen can travel there its not sharif brother property

    HE hold ministries to reduce the save the government fund


  • Justice
    Oct 28, 2011 - 2:19PM

    No personal. You are right that there are many stories like Ayesha case. But if some one is blaming on you that if you are not guilty then why are you not taking step to clear yourself even you are the prominent leader of the country?


  • Noor
    Oct 28, 2011 - 3:08PM

    Who to protest against bad governance in Punjab, where everything has been out on loot sale. Do not fool people, people are noe well aware of hypocracy. Due to bad programs such as sasti roti, pili taxi, the province has already been plunged. Recommend

  • Nadeem Malik
    Oct 28, 2011 - 7:04PM

    Bill Gates has spent about $ 25 billion for charity work but he has not used his philanthropist work as a launching pad for a political career. Even in Pakistan, Abdul Sattar Edhi once revealed that he refused to offer his services for political purposes when he was approached by Hamid Gul and Imran Khan. With no clear policy framework, arguably Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif seem to have been launched this time to target Pakistan Peoples Party and Asif Zardari. Of the entire political leadership, Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan has not been behaving properly as per the current situation of the country. Both these parties can not win election at all and using old bad ways to bring down PPP. Both have bleak future and does not find any way forward for the future.


  • Think Tank
    Oct 28, 2011 - 7:29PM

    I am wondering where I had the same demands before, Oh Yes I remember now from Imran Khan. Also he is talking about the swiss account what about the UK and Saudi Account of Sharif Bradaran.

    “Sharafat se jeeta mien bhi magar sharifon se lagta tha mujhe ko”dar :))))))))))


  • anybodyagree
    Oct 28, 2011 - 10:22PM

    @Nadeem Malik:
    its Pakistani style politics , , , , ,


  • Oct 30, 2011 - 12:15AM

    pmln is the best mian brothers are much much better than others parties.


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