PML-N leader says coalition with PPP on the verge of collapse

April 30th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by admin  

Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, Apr 30 (ANI): A PML-N minister in the PPP-led coalition government in Islamabad has said that as the impasse over the judges restoration issue continues between the two parties, his party wont be left with any option but to withdraw from the federal cabinet.

He said the coalition between the two parties is on the verge of collapse.

We have been pushed to the wall where we have no alternative but walk out of the cabinet, The News quoted the unidentified PML-N minister as saying last night as PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif took a late night flight to Dubai to hold final rounds of talks with PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari.

According to the minister, Nawaz is going to finally convey to Zardari that it would be impossible for him to keep his nominees in the cabinet if the dismissed judges did not return as committed by both the parties in the Murree Accord. He will dilate on the massive loss of face for reneging on the pledge.

However, the PML-N is unlikely to sever cooperation with the PPP at all levels. It will assure the PPP that despite walking out from the cabinet, the PML-N would continue to support its federal government so that it might not cave in, said the paper.

Meanwhile, the PPP has said that in case the PML-N pulls out of the federal cabinet, it will decide its future course of action so far as the PPP-PML-N coalition government in Punjab is concerned.

A senior PPP leader said: We will decide whether or not our ministers in the PML-N-led Punjab cabinet would continue if the PML-N shows extreme reaction.

According to the paper, already the PPP ministers in the Punjab have amassed a bundle of complaints, saying that they were not being accommodated by the PML-N, particularly in transfers and postings of senior police and other officials in districts. (ANI)

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