The PML-N on Monday formed a committee to hold consultations with the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F and other opposition parties before committing to a final date for their anti-government protest.
The committee’s formation was announced by senior PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal, who was speaking to rreporters after a meeting of the party’s Central Executive Committee chaired by its president, Shahbaz Sharif.
He said the PML-N will cooperate with every movement that is aimed at bringing down the PTI government, including the JUI-F’s proposed long march scheduled for October.
However, Iqbal said a majority of the participants of the meeting had agreed that the protest should be deferred until November because the PML-N needed to “fully mobilise” its ranks for any anti-government movement. In this regard, the party has formed divisional committees to speed up mobilisation efforts.Noting that the PML-N had already promised to support the Azadi March earlier, the party leader noted that in order to have the party workers come out in full force, it was necessary for the Azadi March to be deferred to November.
Iqbal requested that an All Parties Conference be called to set the action plan for the JUI March — or the Azadi March.