Electoral alliance between PPP, PML-N ruled out.

LAHORE -- PPP central Punjab secretary general Hassan Murtaza has ruled out any electoral alliance between his party and the PML-N in the upcoming elections, but hinted at seat adjustments between the parties.

At a press conference here on Monday, he said all the component parties of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) would contest the polls on their respective election symbols.

He said former president Asif Ali Zardari would meet Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, while PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif would also join the meeting through video link to discuss future line of action following dissolution of the Punjab Assembly and the possibility of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) rejoining the National Assembly.

He termed PTI Chairman Imran Khan a 'democratic dictator', saying he committed 'political murder' of Punjab by dissolving the provincial assembly. He said Mr Khan wanted a 'safe haven' from where he could use foul language against democratic political institutions and that's why he was not dissolving the KP Assembly.


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