PML-N, PML-Q to jointly contest elections


Pakistan Muslim League-N and Pakistan Muslim League-Q on Sunday agreed on jointly contesting the next elections. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif visited the residence of Pakistan Muslim League-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.

During the meeting, Shehbaz Sharif and Chaudhry Shujaat discussed the political and economic situation of the country. The PML-Q president praised the federal government’s efforts to improve the economic situation.

The PML-N and PML-Q presidents also agreed on formulating a joint strategy for the polls.

Sources said that Chaudhry Salik and Shafay Hussain will settle election matters with PML-N Gujrat leader Abid Raza and both political parties will finalise joint candidates.

Shujaat said that the authorities should penalise the culprits and release innocent people from jail. They agreed on imposing strict penalties on the responsible persons behind May 9 riots. The meeting was also attended by Federal Minister Chaudhry Salik and Chaudhry Shafay Hussain.

Moreover, the premier also met former MPA Khawaja Salman Rafique and they discussed the political situation of the country.