"I had allied with the PPP to steer the country out of the prevailing crises, but PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has hurt my confidence," the Daily Times quoted Nawaz as saying in Lahore. Meanwhile, after a meeting on Sunday, Aug 24, his party called for the postponement of the presidential election for a month. Sources says that most of the PML-N leaders were 'disappointed with the PPP' for not restoring the sacked judiciary following the procedure and the timeframe they had proposed.
Some of the PML-N leaders wanted the party to quit the ruling coalition and sit on the Opposition benches. They wanted the party to stay away from the presidential election, but a final decision in this regard would be made in a meeting of the party's Central Working Committee in Islamabad, added the paper.
At the party meeting, the PML-N leaders also discussed the fate of the coalition government in Punjab if the party pulls out of the federal coalition.