PML to satisfy party leaders
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League (PML) announced on Friday that it would resume the process of dialogue with the opposition and address the local government elections related grievances of the party leaders.
The announcement was made in a joint press conference by Mushahid Hussain Sayed, the PML secretary general, Tariq Azeem, the PML information secretary and Muhammad Ali Durrani, Sports and Culture Minister.
The PML secretary general said the resolution of intra-party disputes because of the local government elections was the top priority of the party leadership. He claimed the elections were free, fair and transparent. He said the people had rejected candidates backed by the Pakistan People’s Party and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI). He added that the Khushaal Pakistan Group’s candidates secured victories in the strongholds of the PPP and JI. He also congratulated the opposition for making full participation in the local government elections. He said the ruling party would respect the mandate of the opposition, and the opposition must respect the mandate of the ruling party.
The PML secretary general said the third phase results showed that people of Pakistan widely supported the concept of enlightened moderation, presented by President General Pervez Musharraf. He also announced the PML membership campaign would be completed by December 31. He said the party would be strengthened at the grass root level to prepare it for 2007 general elections.
Tariq Azeem said the general public had rejected the negative politics of the opposition. He said the PML-backed candidates won in NWFP and Balochistan, which were strongholds of religious and nationalist parties. Mr Durrani said victory of the PML-backed candidates was proof of people’s endorsement of the government.