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PDM Leaders Reunite to Form Coalition for Government

In a surprising turn of events in politics, Shehbaz Sharif, the President of PML-N, has emerged as a top contender to take back control, while his party chief Nawaz Sharif has taken a step back. Now, Shehbaz is being backed by his former coalition partners – PPP, MQM, PML-Q, BAP, and IPP.

This shift happened as Nawaz Sharif nominated Shehbaz for the prime minister position and his daughter Maryam for the chief minister role in Punjab.

A significant gathering at PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat’s home in Islamabad included leaders from various political parties supporting Shehbaz. They pledged joint efforts to address the country’s challenges as a coalition government.

Although the exact power-sharing arrangement wasn’t disclosed, there were hints suggesting Asif Ali Zardari’s potential candidacy for the presidency.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, supporting the PML-N-led coalition, advocated for Zardari as the next president. PPP announced its intention to refrain from government roles, except for ministries and advisories.

However, the absence of key figures like Nawaz Sharif, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, and Maulana Fazlur Rehman at the press conference raised questions.

It’s speculated that Nawaz Sharif’s decision to step back from the PM race wasn’t entirely voluntary, hinting at external influences. The emergence of Shehbaz Sharif as a leader in PDM 2.0 wasn’t surprising to political observers. His rapport with the establishment positioned him as a likely successor regardless of voting patterns.

Former President Asif Ali Zardari initiated the press conference, emphasizing the need for a united government to tackle Pakistan’s challenges. He extended support to Shehbaz Sharif’s leadership.

Leaders from MQM, BAP, IPP, and PML-Q also expressed their endorsement for Shehbaz Sharif.

Shehbaz highlighted the importance of moving forward together and focusing on critical issues like economic stability, debt reduction, and inflation management. He clarified that if PTI-backed independent candidates have a majority, they would respect that and assume the role of opposition.

Regarding Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s absence, Shehbaz mentioned his prior engagements.

Responding to questions about economic plans and PPP’s participation, Shehbaz emphasized consensus-based decision-making and announced Maryam Nawaz as the choice for CM Punjab.

He invited everyone to collaborate for the country’s betterment and stressed the need for unity.

Shehbaz also addressed allegations of rigging, expressing confidence in their electoral process while acknowledging the need for an IMF package. Despite his criticism of Imran Khan’s government, he commended security agencies and the electoral commission for their efforts.

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