LAHORE: Two leading opposition parties, the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) and the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F), have agreed to work together for common objectives in the upcoming general elections, DawnNews reported.
The agreement took place on Monday when Maulana Fazlur Rehman called on PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif.
Speaking at a joint press conference, the PML-N chief announced that both parties had agreed to collaborate in the upcoming elections. He said the parties would constitute two committees to decide on the ways of cooperation in the upcoming polls.
Sharif that his party had also accepted the invitation by the JUI-F to participate in the all parties conference (APC) to be held in Islamabad on Feb 28 to discuss ways for restoring peace in Fata.
The PML-N said both parties also discussed the caretaker setup. He said that all parties need to be consulted before an interim government is appointed.
Speaking to reporters, Maulana Fazlur Rehman said the crises faced by the country could not be averted by the efforts of just one single party. He stressed upon the need for all parties to unite together in order to face the challenges.
Fazl said that the committees would decide on the ways of how both parties could cooperate in the polls.
He said Pakistan’s leadership was in need for consensus across the board. He also emphasised on the need for free, fair and transparent elections for the safety and security of Pakistan.
The JUI-F delegation also included Maulana Amjad Khan and Riaz Durrani. Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, and Iqbal Zafar Jhagra were also present at the meeting.