PML-Q wont be a party to conflict between PML-N, PPP

January 5th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, Jan 5 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has said that unity among all political forces is required in Pakistan, and added that he did not want to be a party to the conflict between the PML-N and the PPP.

We dont want to be a party to the conflict between the PML-N and the Pakistan Peoples Party which, in any case, is highly personalised and detrimental to the national interest, Shujaat said.

Without naming the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), he said on Sunday that his party was ready to work with all other political parties, if the purpose of the alliance is to protect the countrys sovereignty and unite against instability.

Shujaat, however, also said that while an alliance is a good idea, one has to see the purpose behind such a partnership.

If the purpose of an alliance is to protect the countrys sovereignty, get united against poverty, inflation, load shedding and external aggression … the PML-Q is ready to cooperate and work with all political parties, the Daily Times quoted Shujaat, as saying.

But if the alliance is to save the Punjab government, that is a matter of retaining power, not a point of principle. If an alliance is sought solely to pressure the federal government into fulfilling its promises made to Nawaz Sharif, we wish them well in their narrow agenda, Shujaat added.

Shujaat also said that those who criticised his party for supporting a military ruler had double standards.

He also reiterated that the former ruling party would preserve its identity at all cost. (ANI)

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