PML-N not to join or merge with other political parties, says Malik
LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is one of the biggest political parties of the country and it will not join other political parties or request a merger, said Mohammad Pervaiz Malik, PML-N centreal finance secretary.
Addressing a meeting of party workers on Tuesday, he said that the Pakistan Muslim League was the only party which had firm roots in the country and was more popular than the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and its component parties. He said that joining the MMA was out of the question.
Malik said that the PML-N was neither a religious party nor a stooge for other parties. “We believe in Islam, democracy, civil rights, development and social progress for the well being of the people and solidarity of the country,” he said.
He said that the party had allied with the Pakistan People’s Party under the Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy to restore democracy and the Constitution in Pakistan.
Malik said that in the past, the component parties of the MMA were united under the fold of the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI) and the PML was also part of this alliance. The PML-N helped the MMA win a number of seats in the last general elections, but parted ways afterwards, he added.