LAHORE – As part of its efforts for Pakistan Muslim Leagues’ reunion, the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) is likely to forge an electoral alliance with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, it is learnt.

According to sources, PML-F chief Pir Pagara Sibghatullah Rashdi may announce the alliance after meeting with his PML-N counterpart Nawaz Sharif by the month-end.

He (Pagara) is likely to call upon the other factions of the League to join in, they said, adding that the Chaudhrys of Gujrat are veteran Muslim Leaguers and the PML-Q is in contact with the PML-F. The sources said Awami Muslim League head Sheikh Rasheed had a meeting with Pagara some days ago. Though reunion is a difficult task, Pagara will carry forward his father’s mission, they added.

When contacted, PML-N Senator Pervez Rasheed confirmed the the move, saying that Pagara would finalise the date of meeting. The PML-N, PML-F and Sindh nationalist parties will jointly contest the upcoming general elections from Sindh, he added.

About MQM, he said: “The PML-N will make no political arrangement with any party of the ruling coalition”. On the other hand, PPP Sindh legislators said they would defeat PML-F and PML-N and their allies in the coming elections.

According to sources, the PML-Q will land in hot waters in Sindh as its heavyweights like Ghous Bukush Mahar has been abandoning it.

Mahar will decid to join PML faction, the sources said, adding that he was in contact with Pagara.