LAHORE - Senior parliamentarian and PPP MNA from Sindh Syed Zafar Ali Shah called on PML-N President Nawaz Sharif at Raiwind on Tuesday and discussed with him overall political situation in the country and the forthcoming general elections. The veteran politician, hailing from Noshero Feroz, Sindh, has decided to join PML-N, say the party sources on the basis of the six-month-long contacts between Ch Nisar and Shah. Zafar Shah who had been the National Assembly deputy speaker during the first era of Benazir Bhutto won from NA-212, Noshero Feroz, in the last elections on PPP ticket. He had been associated with PPP since 1976 and has been returning to the parliament since then, except in the elections of 1997.PML-N President Nawaz Sharif, during his meeting with Zafar Ali Shah, said holding of the general elections in time was the demand of the nation, adding fair, free and transparent elections were essential for the stability of the country. He said postponement of the elections would not be tolerated at any cost. He added the nation had tolerated the PPP government for five years for the sake of democracy and was now anxiously waiting for fresh polls. He warned those who were conspiring for the postponement of the elections that no undemocratic force would be allowed to hamper fair and free general elections. Syed Zafar Ali Shah MNA fully supported the views of Nawaz Sharif and said he would remain in contact with the PML-N leadership in future as well. Zafar has decided to contest the next election on the PML-N ticket. He invited Nawaz Sharif to hold a public meeting in his native area where he would formally announce his joining PML-N. Nawaz Sharif accepted his invitation and said he would soon visit his constituency. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Ch Nisar Ali Khan and others were also present on the occasion. Observers are reckoning Zafar Ali Shah’s tilt to PML-N a big jolt to the PPP leadership and loss to the party in Sindh politics. Shah’s differences with the PPP leadership on several party and national issues had been going on for two years.