Simple majority? Many independent candidates join PML-N

Independents Dr Muhammad Afzal Khan Dhandla, Tahir Iqbal, Hafiz Afzal Karim and Naeem Bhabha join PML-N.

Web Desk May 14, 2013
Nawaz Sharif speaks to journalists at his farm house in Raiwind on the outskirts of Lahore on May 13, 2013. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

RAIWIND: Many independent candidates have joined the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) on Tuesday, announced PML-N leader Shahbaz Sharif, three days after the party's victory in the general elections.

Hafiz Afzal Karim, Dr Muhammad Afzal Dhandla and other independent candidates joined PML-N, said Shahbaz during a media briefing.

“We are done and dusted with the election campaign. We never criticized any one and now also we will move according to law,” he replied to a question about if PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif will take oath from President Asif Ali Zardari.

“If some parties cannot digest our win then we also have right to put forth allegations regarding rigging,” he said in response to PML-N’s recent allegation of rigging in NA-125.

Shahbaz ensured the media of good ties in the future.

"We are sure that we will be able to govern the province [Punjab] and Pakistan towards prosperity," Sahhbaz said.

Earlier during the day, independent candidates, Tahir Iqbal and Naeem Bhabha, who won National Assembly seats from Vehari held meetings with the Sharif brothers in Raiwind and announced joining PML-N.

Other successful independent candidates including Siddique Khan Baloch and Abdul Rehman also held talks with the PML-N.

Nawaz Sharif had constituted two high-powered committees on Monday -- one to file a report on the Centre, Balochistan and Sindh, while the second focusing Punjab.


Ata ur Rehman | 8 years ago | Reply I m from KPK , I wish we could have Shabaz Sharif as Chief Minister in KPK, people who think PML (N) is only in punjab, I want to say that this is the only party winning seats all over the Pakistan. and this this is the only party having no military wing.... PTI is new.. and their young people use bad language on social media, they should accept defeat.
Shoaib Sadozai | 8 years ago | Reply

PML N has proved that this aprty is not a provincial or lingual party. They won from all the four provinces.

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