• Meeting lasted for 40 minutes at Shujaat’s Lahore residence.
  • Both leaders discuss elections, prevailing political situation.
  • Meeting takes after a gap of several years ahead of elections.

LAHORE: In a major political development, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday visited the residence of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain after a gap of nearly 15 years.

Sources said the meeting lasted for around 40 minutes and the two parties had discussed the possibility of the forging electoral alliance and separate committees are also expected to be formed for the purpose.   

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and other leaders including Maryam Nawaz, Rana Sanaullah, Ayaz Sadiq and Azam Nazeer Tarar accompanied the party supremo.

PML-Q leaders Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain, Salik Hussain and Shafay Hussain were also in the meeting.

However, no official statement was issued following the meeting.

The meeting comes as political activity is on the rise as political parties are running election campaigns and forging electoral alliances in a bid to strengthen their position during the elections.

Nawaz — the three-time former prime minister — returned to the country in October this year ending nearly four-year exile in London in a bid to galvanise his supporters ahead of the February 8 elections.

Since returning to the country, the PML-N chief has secured major relief from courts in corruption references that his party believed were filed for political victimisation.

Earlier, the PML-N supremo succeeded in wooing the electables from Balochistan to join his party ranks and also forged an electoral alliance with Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P)-P.

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