Govt formation enters final stage
Friday May 17, 2013
LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is all set to form government in Islamabad as it has acquired majority in the National Assembly after as many as 17 independent winners of NA seats joined the Nawaz Sharif-led party.
Mr Sharif’s residence in Jati Umra Rai in Raiwind has become centre of political activities where Jam Kamal, Dostin Domki, Khalid Magsi, Asghar Shah met the PML-N president and announced joining his party.
Sources said that a party meeting would be convened during the next two days to discuss formation of cabinet.
Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday met Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and invited him to join the government in Islamabad. However, the maulana sought time to seek consent of his party’s central committee.
The sources said that Fazl failed in convincing Sharif to form coalition government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) emerged as the largest party in May 11 polls.
The PML-N has announced to observe Youm-e-Tashakur today over the victory in the general election.