LAHORE: Motivated by the reply people gave on Nawaz Sharif’s go back to prison on Tuesday, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has decided to step by step create its campaign against the govt instead of visiting dormancy like in the post-election days. “What you witnessed yesterday ( Tuesday ) was a warm-up tie while the true game would begin post-Eid and by the month of August a full-fledged drive would be released,” declared a senior party official privy to the formation of the plan.
The official said to Dawn that the party would focus on press during the month of Ramazan and build momentum for step by step initiating an anti-government campaign after Eid. The authorized declared that it was decided to plan trips of newly-appointed vice-president Maryam Nawaz to media clubs , bar associations and other forums not accessed by her so far.
Re-organization of the party down to district and city stage would also be taken on war footing to mobilize the cadre, he extra. He declared previously it had been decided to bifurcate the party into South and Central Punjab chapters in line with likely management section of the province but the choice was reversed seeing that the PTI govt itself was going slowly on the problem.
For a balanced representation of the two regions, it was decided to pick provincial president from Central Punjab and general secretary from the southern belt, he extra. PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif had chaired a conference of the party bigwigs at his Raiwind residence hrs before surrendering himself to Kot Lakhpat Jail management in which former prime minister and senior vice-president Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was assigned the task of instantly establishing links with the Pakistan People’s Party even without taking along JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, a party head declared.
He declared the purpose of the contacts was for taking the PPP leadership on board regarding the changes the PML-N recently introduced in the parliament as well as framing a joint future strategy against the PTI government. Meanwhile, Punjab chapter data secretary Azuma Zahid Bukhari says a meeting of the provincial body is being convened next week to pair a time frame and type of steps for re-organization at divisional and district level as well as organizing and mobilizing the allied wings.