The first session of a crucial Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) consultative meeting – held in London with party supremo Nawaz Sharif in the chair – agreed on Wednesday that there is no possibility of early elections in the country, and general elections will be held only after introduction of electoral reforms.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif met his elder brother Nawaz Sharif in London along with a party delegation. According to reports, Nawaz had to consult the party leadership over some important issues he had reservations over, and some “big decision” are expected at the end of the consultative meeting.
During the meeting, Nawaz briefed the premier on the telephonic conversation with former president Asif Ali Zardari, and according to reports, he told the party leadership to make preparations for general elections. The meeting also agreed that all parties would be taken into confidence over economic issues.
According to PML-N sources, Nawaz stressed the need for completing electoral and constitutional reforms at the earliest and for exposing the ‘corruption’ of Imran Khan and other Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members with evidence.
According to party spokesperson and Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Nawaz was briefed in detail on the grave inherited economic, constitutional and administrative crises.
In a statement, she said all issues were discussed in detail and the second session of the crucial consultations would be held today (Thursday) under Nawaz’s chairmanship to give approval to a future strategy. She said the final decisions to take the country out of economic and constitutional crises would be announced on Friday, and added that all decisions would be announced with the consent of the government’s coalition partners.