Shock to Punjab: Alliance partners meeting today to prepare future strategy

There will be a meeting of the heads of coalition parties in Lahore today. -app/file

LAHORE: Following a crushing defeat at the hands of PTI in crucial by-elections in Punjab, a stronghold of the ruling PML-N, the heads of allies of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and other coalition parties are meeting in Lahore to chalk out an effective future strategy. will do.

Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb said that the heads of coalition parties and the PDM will gather in Lahore today at the invitation of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

He said during the meeting that the overall situation in the country and other important issues would be discussed.

However, sources with knowledge of the matter said that the post-poll situation and future strategy to deal with PTI and Imran Khan will be discussed in the meeting. The heads of allies will also give their suggestions and convey their views to the Prime Minister.

PPP advises the government to complete its term

A day earlier, the PPP reiterated its stance that the federal government should complete its constitutional term and that general elections should be held on time after introducing more electoral reforms.

The CEC of the PPP supports the decision to stand with the coalition partners and follow whatever decision is taken in the alliance partners’ meeting, which was called in Lahore today (Tuesday) and allies need it at this crucial stage. But didn’t want to leave. Fully supported and stood by them unitedly.

According to sources, who attended the CEC meeting held in Karachi, which was chaired by former President and PPP MPs Asif Ali Zardari and PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, told The News that most members of the CEC were in favor of the idea of ​​standing with the coalition. Were. partners.

Sources said that while it was a brainstorming session in which all political aspects were discussed, no final decision was taken on the future strategy as it was decided that all aspects should be discussed with the alliance partners.

PML-N decides not to rush elections

Following PTI’s “landslide victory” in the recent bypolls in Punjab, the ruling PML-N has also decided not to hold early elections in the country.

The PML-N held a chair meeting with Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, in which the defeat in the Punjab by-polls and other political issues were discussed.

Sources said that during the meeting it was decided that the government would complete its constitutional term.