PML-N keeping all options open to form govt

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Islamabad, Sept 27 (ANI): Amidst the uncertain political scenario in Pakistan, the main opposition party in the National Assembly, the PML-N, is reportedly keeping its options open, including helping form a new government if the PPP-led government falls.

According to The Nation, the PML-N leadership had isolated itself from any talk of change, instead offering tacit support to the ruling coalition. However, over the last few weeks it seems to have changed its stance.

"Yes, if the situation arises in which other political forces support the PML-N for a meaningful change within parliament through which we can really transform the country, the party is ready to lead the government," PML-N spokesperson Ahsan Iqbal said.

He further stated that if the new alignment of political forces was for a common agenda - rule of law, good governance, independence of judiciary, and eradication of corruption, there was no harm in becoming part of the government.

"If a particular government is failing it does not mean democracy has failed in the country, and neither can we equate the two," Iqbal added.

PML-Q, the third largest party in the National Assembly, is also reportedly weighing up its options. Last week, during a meeting of its parliamentarians, the party deliberated upon suggestions of a merger with the PML-N.

The paper quoted the MNAs attending the meeting, as saying that a majority of the participants wanted written surety about their political roles in case they formed a coalition with the PML-N.

"Following the merger of PML-Q and Pir Pagara's Functional League, our leadership seems quite hopeful of getting into the fold of PML-N," the MNA added. (ANI)

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