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.