PML-N reconciles with another political party despite massive quarrel
The President of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, held a meeting with Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) and Chief of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) at Shehbaz Sharif's residence on Tuesday.
This meeting took place amid reported differences between the former coalition partners regarding the date of the upcoming general elections in the country. In this meeting, the two leaders discussed the overall political situation and exchanged ideas regarding the necessity of transparent, free, and fair elections.
They agreed to move forward with consultation and cooperation, emphasizing that national challenges can be overcome through unity. Maulana Fazlur Rehman expressed his best wishes for the return of PML-N's supreme leader, Nawaz Sharif, to the country.
During the conversation, Shehbaz Sharif recognized the Maulana's assistance in preventing Pakistan from facing a sovereign default, highlighting that over the past 16 months, political parties worked not just for their own interests but to save the state.
He emphasized that unity, consultation, and collective action are vital to address the country's challenges. Shehbaz Sharif stated that the return of Nawaz Sharif would strengthen the political and democratic system of the country.
Fazlur Rehman commented that Nawaz Sharif's return is positive news for Pakistan, highlighting that the former prime minister had been targeted for political retribution. He expressed his belief that Nawaz Sharif and his family had been unfairly persecuted, which will be remembered as a dark chapter in the country's history.
Fazlur Rehman also criticized the labeling of political leaders as criminals, referring to it as a form of political manipulation. The meeting was attended by other PML-N leaders, including Ahsan Iqbal, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, and Ataullah Tarar.