Nawaz Sharif Contacts Fazlur Rehman to Discuss Formation of Unity Government

Mon Feb 12 2024
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ISLAMABAD: In a bid to discuss Pakistan’s political landscape following the General Elections 2024, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif reached out to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Monday to explore the possibility of forming a unity government, local media reported.

The recent elections yielded a split mandate, with no single political party securing a clear majority to form a government independently. Nawaz Sharif and Fazlur Rehman discussed the formation of a coalition government in Pakistan.

Local media reported that the meeting between Nawaz Sharif and Fazlur Rehman is expected to takes place within the next two days.

This development comes on the heels of a meeting between the PML-N and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Sunday, during which a “power-sharing formula” was deliberated upon. The proposal suggested a rotation of the prime minister’s tenure between the two parties over the next five years.

Under this formula, each party would nominate a prime ministerial candidate who would serve for a term of two and a half years.

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