LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday telephoned JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and congratulated him on holding a big rally in Karachi besides having discussion on current political situation.

The two leaders agreed to remain in touch with each other in future and to build up pressure on the government to hold early elections.  As per sources, they also exchanged views on the prospects of cooperation among the opposition parties to evolve consensus on issues relating to the interim set-up and independent Election Commission ahead of the general elections. Issues relating to proposed 20th amendment in the Constitution and upcoming Senate polls also came under discussion.