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PML-N decides election be held on time

The key meeting decides to accept no pressure from any side, including Imran Khan.

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The London huddle of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz top leadership has agreed to hold a general election after completion of the terms of the assemblies, ARY News has reported.

It said, the party decided to accept “no pressure for election from any side including Imran Khan.”

Reportedly, former premier Nawaz Sharif directed the party leadership to avoid political vengeance and arrest of PTI leaders.

ARY stated that the “session also advised former finance minister to avoid comments on media over the economy as the meeting agreed that Dar will advise finance minister Miftah Ismail in economic decisions.”

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Prime Minister’s Adviser on Finance, Miftah Ismail, was given the task of reaching a good economic deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Pakistan.

PML-N leader and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was earlier summoned to London for consultations over the country’s economic problems.

Following the key meeting in London, federal ministers Khawaja Asif and Khawaja Saad Rafique held a media talk.

Khawaja Asif said that the party consultations were 100 percent focused on the economic aspects and was decided to get rid of the state of indecision to strengthen the economy.

“The allies will be taken into confidence over the decisions taken in the party meeting,” Asif said. “The people will be taken into confidence within 48 hours after consultations with the allies,” he said.

Whereas railways minister Saad Rafique said that we will soon play on forward position and will not allow spreading lawlessness.

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Citing sources, ARY said PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif while preventing political victimization of PTI, observed that the blasphemy cases have hurt the PML-N.

The meeting decided that action would definitely be taken over the irregularities during the PTI government.