ISLAMABAD - While rejecting the Parliamentary Commission to create two new provinces in Punjab, PML-N on Monday reiterated its demand that seeks establishment of a National Commission.
The party at an informal consultative meeting chaired by PML-N President Nawaz Sharif in Murree, discussed threadbare political situation in the country and decided to press the PPP-ruling coalition to announce general elections.
The which meeting was attended by senior party members including Senator Raja Zafar ul Haq was given briefings by Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and Senator Ishaq Dar.
Leadership of the main Opposition party was of the considered view that there was no other option but to force the rulers to announce general elections to rid the country from the prevailing crisis.
The meeting also discussed the caretaker set up and other issues related to general elections and decided to face the PPP and PTI in the election arena for which a strategy was evolved accordingly.
Ch. Nisar Ali Khan informed the briefing about the list of names regarding nomination of caretaker Prime Minister and his discussion with nationalist parties in Balochistan in this regard.
Later, talking to reporters, PML-N Deputy Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal told that PML-N has decided to continue boycott of the Parliamentary Commission for creation of new provinces and stressed that the new provinces should be formed on administrative lines.
He said that the party also decided to continue protests against hike in POL prices inside the Parliament and outside till its withdrawal.
Ahsan Iqbal said the meeting discussed important national issues including division of provinces and rejected the present disputed Parliamentary Commission.
He said the division of provinces was not an ordinary matter but reinvention of Federation and national consensus was necessary for this purpose.
He said the present Commission was not acceptable to the PML-N as other political parties were not consulted during its formation.
He also pointed out that there is no budgetary provision for the new provinces.
Ahsan Iqbal said that the ruling PPP is trying to create dispute in the creation of new provinces and is using it as an electioneering slogan.