Sharif brothers have a pact with Gilani on Governor's Rule?

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Islamabad, Mar. 21 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will not pressurize the PPP Government to lift Governor's Rule in Punjab before the Supreme Court's verdict on a review petition against the disqualification of the Sharif brothers, the Daily Times has reported.

There is a tacit understanding between the PML-n and Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani following the successful lawyers' March and the restoration of the judiciary, sources said.

Gilani is believed to have contacted the Sharif brothers and extended 'a hand of cooperation' to proceed in line with the Charter of Democracy (CoD).

The sources close to the Sharif said both sides had agreed to set aside their differences and develop a better working relationship.

Gilani, in his telephonic conversation with Sharif, assured him that the pre-February 25 situation would be restored in Punjab to pave the way for Shahbaz Sharif to once again become chief minister.

They said it had also been agreed that the Sharif brothers would not pressure the government to lift governor's rule and let the Supreme Court decide the review petition filed by the federal government against their disqualification.

This would help Shahbaz Sharif avoid the legal hurdle of a third-time bar on assuming office of chief minister.

According to the sources, Shahbaz also agreed with Gilani to expand the provincial cabinet, with more portfolios for the PPP. (ANI)

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