LAHORE - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had a meeting at Raiwind on Sunday to discuss the prevailing political situation.

MNA Hamza Shahbaz and Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal also joined them. Elder Sharif briefed the three about his meeting with former president Asif Ali Zardari a day before. Issues pertaining to resignations of the prime minister and Punjab chief minister also came under discussion, according to sources.

The PML-N leaders shared views on the situation arising out of sit-ins by PTI and PAT, and the continuing negotiation process with these parties. Ahsan apprised the meeting on the advancement in negotiations with PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri.

Nawaz Sharif on this occasion said the government was serious in resolving all the contentious issues with the PTI and PAT through negotiations. He said it was for the first time in county’s political history that the government as well as all opposition parties were unanimous on supremacy of the constitution. “We would foil all conspiracies against democracy in collaboration with these parties,” he added.

Nawaz said the government had accepted all constitutional demands of the protesting parties and now there was no justification to continue the sit-ins.


A spokesman of Punjab chief minister has strongly contradicted the news that Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has decided to resign. He said that the news items in this regard were baseless, concocted and misleading. These mischievous news reports were based only on rumours and media should have verified them from the concerned authorities before telecasting, the spokesman concluded.