PPP, PML-Q decide to expand coalition to provinces


Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and President Asif Ali Zardari have agreed to expand the coalition government to other parts of the country, and under the agreement three PML-Q nominees would be adjusted in the Sindh cabinet soon. A source told Pakistan Today that Shehryar Mehr would be made a provincial minister while Halim Adil Shaikh and Aijaz Shah Shirazi would be made advisers in Sindh. The PML-Q would also be given two ministries in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and under the agreement, Mirza Hussain and Bashir Ahmed would be made ministers in the GB government. Ahmed is currently leader of the opposition in the GB Assembly.
Later, Shujaat called on Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and shared with him details of his meeting with President Zardari. Gilani said that the country needed political stability in order to ensure socio-economic development. He said that external challenges facing the country also required that political forces across party lines developed consensus and put up a united front against these challenges. The prime minister said that the government tried to present a balanced budget in tight economic conditions. He said that it would welcome suggestions from the opposition. The PML-Q chief assured Gilani that his party would contribute positively to the debate on budget and support the government in facing the challenges.


  1. Pakistan's biggest issue id "WAR ON TERROR". This is PAkistan's War in which about 35000 innocent people of Pakistan are killed. Pakistan's economic problems are linked with the War. PPP is rightly doing the politics of Reconcilation. Some politicians are doing polictics of their own interest and do not consider seriousness of the War on terror. PPP had no other choice except taking help from PML-Q. This is very much a right decision. Pakistan cannot afford the negitive politics. Political and ideological unity on one point agenda is required. The One Point agend is to fight against War on Terror.

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