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PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif wants to get rid of ‘ladla’ tag ahead of Pakistan elections: report

Shocked by his political opponents labeling him a “ladla” (blue-eyed) of the powerful military establishment, former Pakistan Prime Minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif has asked his party’s new manifesto committee to discuss the issue ahead of the February general elections. Instructed to address. News agency PTI reported in a media report on Sunday that the elections. The 73-year-old Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, who returned to Pakistan from London on October 21 after four years of self-imposed exile, is expected to lead his party in the February 8, 2024 elections.

Sharif is unhappy with the perception created by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan that he is a “blue-eyed member of the military establishment and wants to return to power.” Are ready.” “He came to power after getting a clean chit from the courts in cases in which he was convicted and disqualified,” Dawn newspaper quoted a PML-N official as saying.

Sharif, the only Pakistani politician to serve three times as prime minister of the coup-prone country, has instructed the party’s new manifesto committee, comprising more than 40 members, to shed its perception of being “the party of the establishment and A narrative can be developed to counter it. Ladla tag,” according to an insider.

“The elder Sharif is keen to undermine this perception ahead of the February 8 elections,” he said.

The PML-N also organized 30 sub-committees on Saturday, urging them to submit proposals by November 20 to formulate a new manifesto that would be acceptable to the public.

Imran Khan’s party has expressed concern over not getting equal opportunities. Opposition has also grown between the PML-N and the PPP, with the PPP alleging that the Nawaz-led party has secret links with the current caretaker administration.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari recently attacked Sharif, accusing him of conspiring with “selectors” to gain power – a term used by the PML-N during his rule supporting Imran Khan. Had to refer to the establishment.

In reference to the politics of selection and pampering, the former foreign minister also called the PML-N the “king’s party”, adding: “I think we still have to struggle more to end this tradition of selection and the blue-eyed politicians can be elected) comes to an end.”



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