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Punjab Assembly: 34 independents join PML-N

May 14, 2013

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PML-N swept Punjab to secure a huge mandate, enjoying clear majority as opposed to other political parties. -Photo by AFP
PML-N swept Punjab to secure a huge mandate, enjoying clear majority as opposed to other political parties. -Photo by AFP

LAHORE: Thirty-four successful independent Punjab Assembly candidates from several cities of the province have announced their decision to join Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) after the party won the historic May 11 polls, DawnNews reported.

PML-N swept Punjab to secure a huge mandate, enjoying clear majority as opposed to other political parties, which will enable it to form a government in the province without needing any other party’s support.

Moreover, in order to strengthen its position and enlist independent candidates, the PML-N has formed a committee consisting of Khawaja Ahmed Hassan, Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman and Saad Rafique.

Thirty-four independent candidates met Hassan in Raiwind and announced their decision of joining PML-N, strengthening the party’s position in Punjab even more.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf, which is the second largest party in Punjab, has secured only 18 seats in the Punjab Assembly while other political parties have not even been able to reach the 10 digit.

This indicates that the PML-N would not be facing a strong opposition in Punjab.