LAHORE: Electoral alliance and seat adjustment formula has been settled between Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and Pakistan Muslim League Like Minded faction for upcoming general elections.
At the famous residence of PML-N’s chief Mian Nawaz Sharif, leaders of Like Minded group and PML-N leaders gathered here on Saturday to discuss and finalize the electoral alliance.
From the Like Minded Group Humayun Akhtar, Gohar Ayub, Salim Saifullah, Hamid Nasir Chattha and Kashmala Tariq took part in the meeting. From PML-N side Nawaz Sharif was leading a group of party leaders including Shahbaz Sharif, Mehtab Abbasi, Zafar Iqbal Jhagra .
According to accord, out of 272 general seats of national assembly, seat adjustments would be made on 36 seats while eleven seats would be given to Like Minded group.
The formula also gives representation to Like Minded group in parliament and senate while both the groups would get share in all future alliance, electoral or non-electoral, accordingly to their proportion
Like Minded group is splinter faction of PML-N’s rival Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam led by Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain. Later on Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and Humayun Akhtar gave details about the alliance.
‘We would work in and out of parliament for the national solidarity’ Jhagra said.
Jhagra said that the apex court of the country has convicted Yusuf Raza Gilani therefore his party does not accept him as a Prime Minister of the country. Leader of ‘Like Minded’ fiction of Muslim League Humayun Akhtar said that Nawaz Sharif also talked to Arbab Raheem and both parties have same stance over various issues which being faced by the country.
He said this alliance would help to bring back the country from the edge of destruction.
Humayun Akhtar said Muslim League has a big vote bank across the country and alliance between these two fictions would bring political change in the country.