Rivals give open call to topple the PML-N government in Pakistan


LAHORE – After initial coordination with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Dr Tahirul Qadri, the staunch opponent political rivals of Nawaz Sharif’s regime had given the call to all political forces to join hands and oust the government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

According to the details the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q)’s leaders had now given an open invitation to all political forces of Pakistan to join hands and take down the federal government of PML-N.

Addressing a press conference PML-Q’s Sindh chapter’s president Haleem Adil Shaikh said that his party will reach out to all political parties in the country, except the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), to elicit their support. “The PML-N-led government has not only failed in solving energy, terrorism, inflation, debt and other issues, but has also become a security threat as it tries to weaken Pakistan’s security institutions,” he alleged.

“We swallowed a bitter pill by allowing the PML-N to rule this country for a year,” he said. “But we can’t tolerate it any more.”

Its pertinent to mention here that first announced contact between PML-Q and PTI leadership was made place on May 13 in Lahore. Before the formal meeting Imran Khan and Ch Brothers laid down the mechanism of a delegation lever meeting between the leaders from both sides. On May 14 a three-member PTI delegation consisting of President Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, Vice-Chairperson Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Central General Secretary Jehangir Khan Tareen met Ch Brothers in Islamabad to discuss the formation of the alliance and the start of a movement against the federal government.

The former ruling party, PML-Q, jumped in to support Imran Khan on May 9 at the time when PTI’s coalition partner in Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa (KPK) Jamat-e-Islami (JI) backed off from supporting the D-Chowk rally.

The amir (chief) of JI Sirajul Haq had already categorically turned down any possibility of joining any anit-democratic alliance.

Moreover, another important meeting was held in London when Dr Tahirul Qadri and Ch Brothers of PML-Q met in London to discuss the prospects of anti-government alliance. Dr Qadri is scheduled to come to Pakistan in July to lead the mass protest against PML-N government.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), however, maintained earlier that making of alliances could not harm the government and its the right of ever political party to demonstrate against anything which they believed was wrong.

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Hissan Khan

Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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