Pakistan parties minus PTI agree to form PML-N-led coalition govt

Feb14,2024



Islamabad: Major parties of Pakistan separate from jailed former PM Imran Khan's party PTIannounced on Tuesday that they will attempt to form a coalition government under the leadership of Pakistan The Muslim League-Nawaz broke the deadlock last week following elections with a fractured mandate.
PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has been nominated for the post of prime minister by his party on Tuesday night.
addressing Is named for. Minister of Punjab Province. “Nawaz Sharif has thanked the political parties that supported PML-N (in forming the next government) and expressed hope that such decisions will bring Pakistan out of the crisis,” he said.
Shehbaz arrived at the residence of Shujaat Hussain of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) after a consultative meeting with Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P). met up with. , He said, “Today we have come together to tell the nation that we all accept the broken mandate. I am grateful to Zardari and Bilawal that they have decided to vote for their party PML-N.”
To form a government, a party must win 133 of the 265 seats in the 266-member National Assembly. The Election Commission of Pakistan has announced that independent candidates, most of whom are supported by PTI, secured 101 seats, followed by PML-N with 75 seats, PPP with 54 seats and MQM-P with 17 seats. Other parties got 17 seats while the result of one seat was withheld.
Shahbaz said that the new government will bring the country out of the cash crunch. “Now our fight is against the challenges of the country. The first challenge is the economy. We have to stabilize it which is a difficult task. Nations move forward when their leadership is united and to eliminate conflicts and eliminate problems. Decides to take the country forward.” He said.
Earlier, Zardari said in the same press conference that a coalition government would be established. “We have decided to form a coalition government and take the country out of the economic crisis,” he said, adding that the new government will try to make adjustments with everyone, including Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Earlier, son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was out of the race for the post of PM.
With the major parties uniting to form the new government, the transition from elections to the new government is likely to take place in accordance with the law by the end of this month. PTI



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