POLITICS & POLICY MAKING

Shehbaz Sharif meets Zardari and Bilawal, calls Khalid Maqbool to form govt of Pakistan

2024-02-10
Shehbaz Sharif meets Zardari and Bilawal, calls Khalid Maqbool to form govt  of Pakistan

As vote counting for national and provincial assembly elections continued, leaders from major political parties engaged in late-night meetings to secure enough support for forming governments.

 

PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif assigned his brother, Shehbaz Sharif, to initiate talks with key parties like PPP and MQM-P for a potential alliance. Shehbaz met with PPP leaders Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, signaling positive discussions.

 

He also spoke with MQM-P Convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, while the MQM-P considered its options after the PML-N's weak performance.

 

 Additionally, the Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) emerged as a potential ally, with discussions about PTI-backed independents joining forces to secure reserved seats in Punjab.

 

The final decision on alliances and party affiliation is expected in the coming days.