PPP, PML-Q agree to form government in Pak Punjab

February 3rd, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Feb 3 (ANI): The ruling Pakistan Peoples Party and the PML-Q have agreed in principle to form a government in Punjab, and on other important issues, particularly the district government system.

PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi will settle details of the accord with the PPP leadership.

It was decided after the negotiations that the district nazims of Punjab would hold a meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari at Aiwan-e-Sadr on February 7, and make him aware of their reservations regarding the PML-N and its Punjab leadership in particular.

They are likely to appeal to the federal government to take the district governments under its direct patronage.

A meeting between Pervaiz Elahi and Punjab Governor Salman Taseer is also going to be held in Lahore today to determine the details on other issues, The Nation reported.

Leaders of both parties have concurrent opinion on the point of making sure the formation of new alliance in order to make government in Punjab in a constitutional way, for which the leadership of both the parties has agreed a formula.

The other related points and matters will be discussed in the meeting between Taseer and Elahi.

The matters so far settled pertain to strengthening of the system, security of the district governments and other national matters whereas the removal of the present Punjab government has not yet been decided, sources said.

The PML-Q sources in this regard have made it clear that the league will not become a part in any ultra-constitutional process to change. (ANI)

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