The PML-N on Saturday announced that the party will share the message written in a letter by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif with Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman before finalising the programme for the latter’s anti-government protest march.
The announcement was made by senior PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal, who was briefing reporters after a huddle of the party’s senior leadership in Lahore chaired by its president Shahbaz Sharif.
Iqbal revealed that Shahbaz had during the meeting read out contents of the letter written to him by party supremo Nawaz Sharif. He said in the letter, Nawaz had detailed a “complete roadmap” for the PML-N and expressed the desire that the party take the JUI-F chief into confidence in this regard. “For this purpose, a senior delegation of the party will immediately take Nawaz Sharif’s letter to Maulana Fazlur Rehman so that we can give a final shape to the programme of this Azadi March,” Iqbal said.
He said Nawaz had agreed with the objectives of the Azadi March and stressed the “important” role to be played by the PML-N in the face of a “sinking economy” for which he held the government responsible.
He said Nawaz had directed the party to “initiate a comprehensive movement so that we can get rid of this government”.