PML-N demands accountability: Nawaz

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LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has renewed his demand to hold accountable those elements behind his ouster from power in 2017 and responsible for Pakistan’s “destruction”. He said this while addressing the party’s parliamentary board meeting flanked by PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, Vice President Maryam Nawaz and other leaders in Lahore on Friday.

Speaking about the corruption cases registered against him and his family members, Nawaz said those who lodged “bogus cases” should be taken to task. “Our party leaders were put behind bars in false cases and I am being delivered justice after a period of seven years,” the PML-N supremo said. He was referring to the graft cases registered against him and his family members following the infamous Panama Papers revelations.

Nawaz, in today’s address, said they wanted to serve the nation but at the same time, he demanded to hold accountable those individuals involved in the alleged victimisation of the PML-N leaders. Nawaz, who returned to the country after ending a four-year self-imposed exile in London in October this year, said he did not return to the country only to form a government but also wanted action against those involved in corruption and political victimisation.

PML-N strikes seat adjustments with IPP

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LAHORE: As political parties go into electioneering mode ahead of upcoming polls slated for February 8, 2024, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has secured another significant political alliance after landing a seat adjustment deal with Jahangir Tareen-led Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP).

Sources told media that the major political development comes after PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif met IPP patron-in-chief Tarin on Thursday at the former’s Model Town residence in Lahore. During the meeting — also attended by PML-N’s Rana Sanaullah, Ayaz Sadiq, and IPP’s Aun Chaudhry — the two sides mulled over the prevailing political situation in the country and discussed the prospects of seat adjustment ahead of the upcoming general elections.