Rana Sanaullah, the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), voiced the party’s apprehension regarding the economic repercussions of inflation in central Punjab and expressed solidarity with Prime Minister Imran Khan amidst his legal challenges. Speaking exclusively to Geo News, Sanaullah underscored former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s belief in the necessity of coalition building if a simple majority is unattainable.
Responding to inquiries regarding the decision-making process within the Punjab Chief Minister’s office, Sanaullah deferred to Nawaz Sharif’s authority while acknowledging the advisory role of parliamentary parties.
In parallel developments, discussions between the PML-N and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) remained centered around the latter’s demands, notably constitutional amendments in light of the hung parliament scenario.
Former Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif convened with five newly elected members, including Sardar Shamshir Mazari, Imran Akram, Sahil Khan, Khizr Hussain Mazari, and Sahibzada Muhammad Ghazan Abbasi, expressing felicitations to independent candidates for their decision to join the PML-N.
Furthermore, the PML-N’s efforts toward government formation saw outreach to Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam F (JUI-F). Sources suggest discussions between Nawaz Sharif and Fazlur Rehman centered on the economic crisis, with both leaders reportedly aligning on the need to address the nation’s financial woes.
Nawaz Sharif’s plea for cooperation in government formation found resonance with Fazlur Rehman, who assured his party’s support following internal consultations. Both leaders emphasized a collective resolve to navigate Pakistan through its economic challenges.