PML-N, PPP Strike Power-Sharing Deal as ‘PDM 2.0’

News Desk2 months ago

After a week of intense negotiations, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have struck a deal to work together and form the next government. This announcement, made during a late-night press conference, signifies a major step in shaping the future of Pakistan’s leadership.

What’s in the Agreement?

During the press conference held at Zardari House in Islamabad, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari revealed the details of the agreement. The PML-N and PPP have gathered enough support in parliament to lead the federal government. PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has been nominated as the candidate for prime minister, while PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari is set to be the joint candidate for president.

While some key positions like the National Assembly speaker and Senate chairman have been decided, their formal announcement is expected later.

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How Did it Happen?

The joint press conference followed a crucial meeting between Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, PML-N leader Ishaq Dar, and Shehbaz Sharif. After a short discussion, they shared the details of their agreement, expressing confidence in their ability to form a stable and effective government.

What’s Next?

It’s a busy time ahead according to the Constitution. The National Assembly’s first session must be called by February 29. During this session, members will vote for the speaker and deputy speaker, followed by the prime ministerial election where a minimum of 169 votes is needed.

After that, attention will turn to the presidential election, happening once the government is fully formed at the federal and provincial levels.

Why This Matters?

Both Shehbaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari emphasized their commitment to leading Pakistan out of challenges through cooperation and unity. They’re ready to work with everyone to address the country’s issues.

The agreement between the PML-N and PPP to share power is a significant moment in Pakistan’s political landscape. As they gear up to form the next government, the focus will be on their collaborative efforts to uphold democracy, promote stability, and tackle the nation’s pressing problems.

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