ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would consult senior party members today at an informal meeting in Murree over two major political issues that would heavily impact the party’s performance in the general elections.

Party sources privy to the meeting agenda told TheNation on Sunday that Nawaz Sharif would seek important input from the party leaders regarding fate of parliamentary commission set up by the ruling PPP for creating two provinces in Punjab as well as the fate of his son-in-law Capt Safdar so as to resolve the leadership clashes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Other issues that are likely to be discussed during the meeting include general political situation, next general elections, finalisation of PML-N proposal on the caretaker setup and contacts with other political parties to assess possibility of seats adjustments or election alliances.

Nawaz Sharif would visit other provinces to contact leadership of the political parties in this regard and to mobilize PML-N cadres to prepare for the forthcoming general elections in the country.

The meeting would deliberate threadbare the issue of creating new provinces and PML-N strategy on how to get its demand for establishing a national commission materialised.         

However, the resolution of dispute between his son-in-law and other key party leaders in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa seems to be the most challenging task for the entire party leadership. Since Nawaz Sharif cannot afford to keep it unresolved because of the forthcoming general elections, he has to take a final decision about it at the earliest.

PML-N leaders in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are believed to in a critical face-off situation for some time and the party remains divided between Captain Muhammad Safdar and Pir Sbair Shah and Sardar Mehtab Abbasi.

Some sources privy to these developments say that party’s leadership was looking for an opportunity to elevate Amir Muqam in order to get rid of Pir Sabir Shah and Sardar Mehtab Abbasi, who threatened to resign from the party in order to force Nawaz Sharif to take disciplinary action against his Captain Muhammad Safdar.

Safdar was made to publicly apologise to Shah and Abbasi recently for issuing hostile statements against them over the organisational affairs of the party, but so far to no avail. “The chapter is not closed even after apology tendered by Captain Safdar on the directive of the central leadership “, a source said.