Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, Former President Asif Ali Zardari, and Chief of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Maulana Fazlur Rahman met on Wednesday evening at the residence of the PML-N leader.

The Opposition favors immediate elections but the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) allies are not in its favour. However, since the coalition seeks support of the government’s allies for bringing a no-trust motion against the government, The News has reported that Zardari will persuade the Opposition parties’ leaders to show flexibility on the matter of elections, reports The News.

The news outlet further reports that Shehbaz Sharif wanted someone from within the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) as the prime minister while the PPP wanted Shehbaz Sharif to be the next prime minister, a proposal which he was reluctant to accept. They claimed that former president Asif Ali Zardari nominated Shehbaz Sharif as the prime minister while Shehbaz named PPP’s Khursheed Shah for the slot.


On the other hand, The News reports that the Opposition parties have also started signing the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan and the united Opposition claimed the support of 24 members of the ruling party.


The sources claimed the Opposition parties have 162 members and 10 more votes were needed to make the no-confidence motion a success. The PML-N has claimed to have the support of 16 government members while the PPP claimed to have the support of six government members and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) said they had the support of two government members.

Meanwhile, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Wednesday revealed that at least three MNAs PTI were offered money by the opposition for support to their no-trust move.

The minister said these three legislators included one minority MNA and a female member of the assembly, adding bidding had started by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan People’s Party to revive horse-trading.