LAHORE: PML-N is set to meet on Monday (today) to discuss reorganisation in the party, the start new membership and to devise its overall political strategy.
Party sources told the media that the meeting will discuss Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) future strategy without the participation of its two important alliance parties — Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Awami National Party (ANP).
In a major blow to the 11-party alliance, PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari reportedly tore apart PDM’s show-cause notice at the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting a day earlier. Few PML-N party leaders opined that the PPP’s chairperson’s attitude on Sunday reflected that his party had decided to part ways with the PDM.
However, many others said that it was just a stunt and the PPP could not afford to quit the PDM at this stage, said sources.
Party sources further said the PML-N was gearing up for the next general elections as the toppling of the government at this stage was not in its interest, adding that the only option suited to the PML-N was a new election.
PML-N recently started restructuring to the party, especially in Punjab, and in Monday’s meeting, the party will discuss and announce the final results of the restructuring process. The party will present a new membership form for approval.
PML-N Punjab spokesperson Azma Bukhari said that the meeting will be held at the Model Town party secretariat.