As elections are drawing near PML N seems to be gathering their forces. They want to bring back all ideologically similar sections of the party that were once their strength in the pre military establishment era.
The first step in this direction was inclusion of PML likeminded in the party. In May 2012 PML likeminded headed by Secretary General Likeminded, Humayun Akhtar Khan signed an agreement that binds them to participate in coming elections through a seats adjustment arrangement with PML N.
The notable personalities who have joined hands with PML N are Humayun Akhtar Khan, Hamid Nasir Chatha, Saleem Saifullah, Gauhar Ayub, Kashmala Tariq and Arbab Rahim from Sindh. In a recent development Rana Ikram Rabbani who is a member provincial assembly in Okara has also become part of the Muslim League consolidation. PML N has revised its policy of severance with the elements that had joined forces with the military regime against their will.
The Agreement between PML, Likeminded and Nawaz
PML Likeminded entered into an agreement with PML N on the 12th of May 2012. Negotiations stretched for a year so most of the intricacies have already been worked out. The meeting of 31st of October was for developing line of action for upcoming elections.
PML Likeminded and PML Q are both offshoots of the Nawaz group. Later Likeminded teamed up with Nawaz group whereas PML Q unified with PPP. In PML Q group the people that are sought by Nawaz alliance are already in touch with PML alliance. The only group left is of Pir Pagara from PML functional but they are also in correspondence with the N league, initially through Arbab Ghulam Rahim and now Nawaz Sharif as well. I feel when elections will draw near very few people will be left with the Q league, most will join Nawaz coalition.
Is PML N Replicating Political Congregation of 1996?
In view of Rana Sanaullah, PML N Is attracting good quality candidates, politically. Specifically in Punjab the best lot is joining N league both on provincial and Federal level.
“Aaj Kamran Khan Ke Saath – Geo News – 31 October 2012”.