BHURBAN: Pakistan People’s Party and PML-N on Sunday signed a joint declaration for formation of coalition government in centre and Punjab. Asif Ali Zardari and Mian Nawaz Sharif signed the joint declaration titled “PPP-PML (N) Summit Declaration Murree” during a joint press conference here.
In the joint declaration both the parties agreed upon the reinstatement of the deposed judges through the newly elected parliament within 30 days after the formation of federal government. Nominee of PPP for slot of PM will be fully supported by the coalition parties but the PM nominee should carry forward the agenda of both the parties, Nawaz Sharif said in the press conference.
Speaker and deputy speaker of NA will be from PPP while speaker and deputy speaker in Punjab Assembly will be from PML (N), he said. Nawaz Sharif also said that PML (N) will be part of federal cabinet. Nawaz Sharif said Musharraf should accept the mandate of people and avoid creating hurdles. PML (N) and PPP in the joint declaration also demanded that the NA session should be convened immediately.
Asif Ali Zardari speaking on the occasion said that it was the dream of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto that PPP and PML (N) should reach an accord and that dream has come to be true. Earlier Asif Ali Zardari and Mian Nawaz Sharif also held a one-o-one meeting after the joint meeting along with the leaders of PPP and PML (N). Asif Ali Zardari offered Mina Nawaz Sharif to become the prime minister of Pakistan but he declined with thanks and smile.-SANA