Govt coalition partners decide go ahead with the completion of its term instead of early elections in country
Nawaz says allies should be taken in full confidence on the long march & in every decision Asif Zardari should be in loop
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
After much deliberation, the coalition partners have decided that the government will go ahead with the completion of its term instead of early elections in the country.
According to the sources of a private TV channel, the government has also decided to take tough decisions in a bid to steer the country out of an economic crisis. As Finance Minister Dr. Miftah Ismail Ahmed has left for Doha, Qatar, for talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the tough measures will reportedly be taken in a couple of days.
The decision comes after a meeting of the heads of the ruling alliance for consultations amid pressure from the PTI to announce early elections.
The allied parties’ heads met last night to discuss the unstable political situation in the country after the announcement of a long march towards Islamabad by PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
The government is reportedly considering accommodating PTI for the long march if the party intends to hold a rally and go back. However, if PTI plans to stage a sit-in and try to paralyse the system, the government will turn towards legal options to stop it, the sources said.
Meanwhile Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) supremo and former prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that allies should be taken in full confidence on the long march and in every decision Asif Ali Zardari should be in loop.
According to sources of a private TV channel, an important consultative meeting of PML-N was held in which the political situation in the country, PTI s long march and early elections were discussed. Nawaz Sharif also attended the consultative meeting via video link from London, sources said.
During the meeting, Nawaz Sharif advised that if the government does not get IMF public relief package then big decisions should be taken, sources added.
Taking a dig at Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif said the noise of the long march was made to affect the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).