The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have announced their intention to collaborate and make pivotal decisions aimed at safeguarding the nation. This revelation emerged during a telephone conversation between PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif and PPP Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari.
The backdrop of this announcement stems from Nawaz Sharif’s return to Pakistan on October 21, ending his four-year self-imposed exile in London. During their conversation, Asif Ali Zardari congratulated Nawaz Sharif’s return, setting the stage for a crucial dialogue.
Both leaders concurred that it is imperative for all stakeholders to play an active role in preserving the state’s well-being. They underlined their commitment to making substantial decisions that will provide relief to the population grappling with rising inflation.
As this development gains momentum, there are expectations of an imminent meeting between these two influential political figures, as both leaders have extended invitations to each other. The conversation between these two political heavyweights aligns with their parties’ directions to prepare for the upcoming general elections scheduled for February 8 next year.
It’s worth noting that the PPP and PML-N were previously coalition partners in the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)-led government, formed following the removal of former Prime Minister Imran Khan from power.
In response to these recent developments, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari spoke to the media in Karachi. He revealed that the telephone conversation between the two leaders had occurred last month after Nawaz Sharif’s return to the country. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari emphasized that the PPP’s doors remain open to all political parties and urged everyone not to perceive this collaboration as an extraordinary development.
However, PPP Central Information Secretary Faisal Karim Kundi contradicted reports of the telephone conversation, stating, “I would like to clarify that the news of Mr. Mian Nawaz Sharif contacting President Asif Ali Zardari is false and holds no truth. We urge everyone to verify the information before spreading it.”
Meanwhile, adding to the intrigue, a delegation from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) is set to meet Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday. PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif initiated the invitation, discussing the upcoming general elections and the current political climate in the country. The MQM-P delegation, led by Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, includes Farooq Sattar and Mustafa Kamal.
The political landscape in Pakistan is witnessing heightened activities following the agreement between the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and President Arif Alvi to hold general elections on February 8. This decision comes in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the election delay case, adding a new layer of anticipation to the evolving political narrative.
As the PPP and PML-N embark on a collaborative journey to address the pressing concerns of the nation, their partnership reflects a pivotal moment in Pakistani politics. The coming together of these two major political parties holds the potential to shape the trajectory of the country’s future.