Senior leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Ahsan Iqbal, has confirmed that the party has reached a principled understanding with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on seat adjustment, emphasizing that there is no external pressure to make such a decision.
In an interview on Geo News program “Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Ke Saath,” Ahsan Iqbal stated that while Nawaz Sharif does not seek revenge, it does not mean burying the ghastly conspiracies of the past against him. He clarified that the focus is on moving forward positively rather than getting entangled in the vindictive politics of the past.
On the other hand, sources indicate that a meeting took place between the President of the PML-N, Shehbaz Sharif, and the Patron-in-Chief of the PPP, Asif Ali Zardari. The meeting occurred at Shehbaz Sharif’s residence in Model Town, Lahore. Rana Sanaullah and Ayaz Sadiq were also present from the PML-N side, while Aon Chaudhry represented the PPP.
According to sources, the meeting between Shehbaz Sharif and Jehangir Tareen of the PPP resulted in an understanding on seat adjustment for the upcoming elections. The specific allocation of seats will be determined in subsequent meetings with the involvement of detailed paperwork.
The confirmation of a principled understanding between the PML-N and PPP on seat adjustment signals a strategic move in the political landscape of Pakistan. The collaboration, while not yet detailing specific seat allocations, underscores a shared vision to create a united front against common political adversaries. The decision aligns with the parties’ commitment to focus on the upcoming elections and, by implication, signals a departure from confrontational politics.
As the political scenario evolves with seat adjustments and alliances, the dynamics leading up to the elections will become clearer. The confirmation of this understanding also highlights the importance of strategic partnerships and realignments in Pakistan’s political arena, setting the stage for a potentially impactful electoral contest.