Prime Minister Shahid Haqan Abbasi arrived in Lahore on Sunday to meet with the ousted Prime Minister and party head Nawaz Sharif as the government was facing a plethora of political, legislative and final problems.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is now facing political uncertainty in the wake of corruption cases against its top leadership.
In the huddle, it was resolved that Nawaz will begin his campaign to reach out to the masses at the divisional level of the province, and address countrywide public gatherings, as the members decided that the "minus-Nawaz" formula was unacceptable. In the meeting, the party leaders made a decision to launch a mass public campaign for the 2018 general elections starting with a rally in Abbottabad on November 12.
The GEO TV quoted sources in the ruling party that a meeting, which continued deliberations for four hours in Lahore on Monday, chose to establish a parliamentary board in the buildup to the 2018 general elections.
Besides, the corruption cases under trial in courts against the Sharif family are also being talked over. Three cases were registered by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on September 8 against Sharif, his children and son-in-law in the Accountability Court of Islamabad, following a verdict by the Supreme Court.
National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, Minister for Interior Affairs Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Railway Khawaja Saad Rafique, Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana, Punjab Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah are in attendance at the meeting.