President Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Shehbaz Sharif , is chairing an important party meeting today, in Lahore. 

The party leadership is likely to finalize its strategy to form government at the Centre and in Punjab in the meeting.  

Senior party leaders including Khawaja Saad Rafique and others will be consulted over the results of General Election 2018.

According to the sources, Shehbaz  Sharif will take in confidence his party members over the nomination of PML-N's prime ministerial candidate. 

Earlier this month, party leader Rana Sanaullah said PML-N needs only 18 MPA-elects to form the government in Punjab — the province that PML-N has ruled for ten consecutive years. 

Rana Sanaullah claimed, "We have won 130 seats and need an additional 18 MPA-elects. With the Pakistan Peoples Party's six elected MPAs and 13 independents we will have the numbers to form the government."

PML-N’s opponent political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has also claimed of having enough members to form the government in Punjab.

PTI leader Jahangir Tareen has claimed that the party has the support of 18 independents. The party also claims that with these independents, its own MPA elects and seven from the PML-Q, its strength in the Punjab Assembly stands at 148 members.