PML-N, PML-F agree on electoral alliance

Published: February 26, 2013
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A file photo of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif during a press conference. PHOTO: SANA/FILE

A file photo of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif during a press conference. PHOTO: SANA/FILE

KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) have agreed on an electoral alliance for the upcoming general elections, Express News reported onTuesday.

The decision was taken when PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif met PML-F Chief Pir Pagara at his residence in Karachi. Other important members of both the parties were also present at the meeting.

PML-F also proposed that both the parties should run the elections under the same electoral symbol, which is a red rose, in Sindh. However, PML-N did not agree to this proposal.

Despite the mutual agreement on supporting each other’s strong candidates, the previously outstanding issues of seat adjustments and agreeing upon electoral symbols still remained intact, however leaders of both the PML factions resolved to discuss these issues in upcoming meetings.

Committees have been formed, comprising members of both parties, to solve the issues and reach a consensus within the next week.

Sharif also lent his support to the Grand Alliance, which consisted of 10 political parties, formulated by Pir Pagara and offered him to assume the leadership of the Alliance.

The leaders also decided to have dialogues with other parties to persuade them to join the Grand Alliance.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • adnan
    Feb 26, 2013 - 3:48PM

    I think it is about time that people of Sind will come out of mesmerism of PPP. Nothing has been done for the welfare of the people of Sind and PPP have only used them to blackmail others. Wake up people and vote for change!!!

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  • unbias
    Feb 26, 2013 - 4:17PM

    Great Move

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  • AHSAN
    Feb 26, 2013 - 4:29PM

    This man is disparate for power. He can do anything to be in the Government.

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  • Azam Hoti
    Feb 26, 2013 - 4:37PM

    Muk Muka on the rise.

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  • Azmat
    Feb 26, 2013 - 5:41PM

    Strong move for political development in the country to bring real change in means of smooth transition.

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    Feb 26, 2013 - 5:51PM

    It’s alarming time for PML(Q).

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  • Jibran
    Feb 26, 2013 - 10:05PM

    @AHSAN:
    This man is disparate for power. He can do anything to be in the Government.

    The thought of him coming to power shivers me. He will do utmost for the appeasement of terrorists. He loves to talk on every issue, but fails to give a clear cut policy statement on terrorism. Still nation awaits a reply from him on LeJ.

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  • abdul sami KHAN sami
    Feb 26, 2013 - 10:18PM

    Nice Game to become again in Pakistani Parliament and revolutions.
    So Pakistani People are Drama.
    We want Peace, Prosperity and Love all over the world and Pakistan.Recommend

  • f
    Feb 27, 2013 - 12:06AM

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.
    support PTI.

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