Differences in PML-N over support to PPP-led Govt. to save Pakistan

April 28th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI  

Nawaz Sharif Lahore, Apr 28 (ANI): Differences have surfaced during the recent Pakistan Muslim League-N Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting chaired by former premier Nawaz Sharif over support to the PPP-led Government to protect the interests of Pakistan while others have advocated for solo flight.

According to well-placed sources, a number of party loyalists tried to convince Sharif to heed to the voices of US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Administrations that eagerly want an alliance between PML-N and PPP in Centre as well as Punjab to deal with the internal and external crisis.

Even some party leaders suggested Sharif brothers to forget issues like Charter of Democracy (COD), 17th Amendment and 58(2)B and cooperate with the PPP for the time being to focus fully on War on Terror and Talibanisation which was a real threat to country’s survival.

Other like-minded also gave a piece of advice to party leadership “if we do not join each other, God forbid, Pakistan may lose its existence, which could neither be in favour of the PPP nor the PML-N. They said that PML-N must step up its effort for the survival of the country by joining the PPP in Centre,” The Nation quoted sources, as saying.

However, dissidents of ideology of the PPP-PML-N alliance in the Centre recommended that rejoining would bring nothing, but discredit to the party.

They said that PPP had proved to be a failure to fetch the country out of problems and if PML-N joins them at this time latter would merely share former’s failure.

They also argued that one of the major reasons that they oppose the rejoining was the mindset of the PPP that did not allow even its partners to become part of decision making process.

During the erstwhile coalition between the PML-N and the PPP, it could be proved very easily that the PPP did not take the PML-N on board while making major decisions.

It may be noted that foreign powers set the ball in motion for the PPP-PML-N coalition in Centre and Punjab when US special envoy Richard Halbrooke and PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif held a meeting at US Embassy in Islamabad. (ANI)

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