The MQM-P and PML-N, after an hour-long meeting earlier in the day, have reached a “principle agreement” to work together in the upcoming government, according to a statement released by the Nawaz Sharif-led party.
“We will work together in the interest of the country and public,” the statement said, adding that basic points had been agreed upon by the two parties.
PML-N Secretary Information Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday said an in-principle agreement was reached between PML-N supremo Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and the MQM leadership.
“They vowed to work together for the interest of the country and the nation,” Marriyum said.
On the invitation of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, the MQM-P delegation led by Convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui visited Nawaz’s residence at Jati Umra, Lahore.
Nawaz led the PML-N delegation that included PML-N leaders Shehbaz, Maryam Nawaz, Ishaq Dar, Ahsan Iqbal, Rana Sanaullah, Ayaz Sadiq, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Marriyum Aurangzeb and Rana Mashhood.
Whereas, the MQM-P delegation included Sindh Governor Kamran Khan Tessori, Dr Farooq Sattar and Mustafa Kamal, the PML-N spokesperson said sharing a video of the meeting on her X account.
The consultation between the leaders of both parties lasted for about an hour. They talked in detail about the emerging political situation and exchanged suggestions.
Marriyum said the political leaders also confided in each other regarding the overall political situation and the contacts made so far.
Earlier, on their arrival in Raiwand, Nawaz and Shehbaz with their party leaders welcomed the MQM-P delegation.
In a major development, the PPP has agreed to make a coalition government with the PML-N on the condition that Bilawal will be made the PM.
Shehbaz told the party leaders that Zardari offered, in exchange, the PPP would support the PML-N to make its government in Punjab.