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Consensus not reached on Charter of Demands, admits Nawaz

LAHORE: Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League (N) Chief Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that consensus has not been reached with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) regarding Charter of Demands. Talking to newsmen after meeting diplomats from western countries here on Friday, he said there are difference of opinion between APDM and Pakistan People’s Party on the issue of restoration of the judges. “We demand judges’ reinstatement before the upcoming elections but PPP has an opposite stance on the matter,” he said

He said time is too short therefore it is necessary that matters with reference to Charter of Demands be finalized soon. However, he said there is a break in this regard because Benazir Bhutto has gone to Dubai.Nawaz Sharif reiterated that their struggle for restoration of democracy and supremacy of the constitution will continue. Earlier, the PML (N) Chief exchanged views with the diplomats on the prevailing political situation in the country and the forthcoming general elections. He expressed the hope that the international community will support their struggle for the restoration of democracy in the country.

Nawaz said rejection of his and his brother Shahbaz Sharif’s nomination papers clearly indicates that a plan has been made to rig the elections. “I will not file an appeal on the rejection of papers,” he added.

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