ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Quaid Nawaz Sharif has given go-ahead to his party leadership to go for in-house change, citing sources. Progress was made during backdoor contacts between Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). After the backdoor contacts, Nawaz Sharif greenlighted the decision to initiate efforts for making an in-house change, sources said. Some PML-N leaders have confirmed ARY News’ report regarding the development.
Sources within PML-N said that the political party had never thought of adopting any unconstitutional step for removing Imran Khan. They added that PML-N has always backed constitutional ways to bring political change to the country. It emerged that PML-N has considered the option of bringing an in-house change that will not be difficult if both opposition parties come on the same page.
Sources added that talks are underway between PPP and PML-N regarding the tenure of a new government. PML-N sources expressed hopes that both opposition parties are likely to make a consensus on the upcoming elections. Earlier on January 5, PPP Central Executive Committee (CEC) had recommended continuing its public movement to topple Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government besides deciding to strongly protest against the rise in inflation.
The opposition party had decided to hold strong protests in provincial, national assemblies and the Senate. It is expected that PPP CEC will decide on starting contacts with other opposition parties to tighten noose around the PTI government besides mulling over to bring a no-confidence motion. It may be noted here that the alliance of the opposition parties, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) had already backed the stance of PPP for not tendering resignations from the assemblies.
Meanwhile, joint opposition on Monday has decided to hold protest against inflation infront of the parliament on January 12. According to the sources, the opposition leaders and members of the parliament will participate in the protest. The opposition members were sent the instructions of participation while it was also decided to call the members of parliaments from Islamabad and Rawalpindi as well. On the other hand, President Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) shared his views on the Murree incident and mentioned that whole of the country is sad over the loss of lives in Murree tragedy. No negligence could be greater than this administrative negligence. This is not an accident but it is an administrative negligence.
Earlier today, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah said that Murree incident is not a natural catastrophe but it is the peak of incompetence and carelessness. He added that snow has also been falling previously in the country but the public was never left to die on roads.
During the tenure of Shehbaz and Pervaiz Elahi all arrangements used to be made properly. He further added that we will talk about this matter in not only parliament but also at various other platforms.