Punjab

Shehbaz Sharif calls important PML-N meeting in Lahore today

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif has called an important party meeting in Lahore later today.
Senior party leaders will be consulted over the results of General Election 2018.
The party leadership will also deliberate its strategy to form government at the centre and in Punjab.
According to senior party leader Rana Sanaullah, the party needs only 18 MPA-elects to form the government in Punjab — where the party has ruled for ten consecutive years.
“We have won 130 seats and need an additional 18 MPA-elects. With the Pakistan Peoples Party’s six elected MPAs and 13 independents we will have the numbers to form the government,” Sanaullah has claimed.
PML-N’s rival political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has also claimed of having enough members to form the government in Punjab.
PTI leader Jahangir Tareen has claimed that the party has the support of 18 independents. The party also claims that with these independents, its own MPA elects and seven from the PML-Q, its strength in the Punjab Assembly stands at 148 members.