PPP postpones sit-in call

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Punjab has postponed its call for sit-in in front of the Punjab Assembly building which was announced by the party on Sunday.

Punjab Senior Minister Raja Riaz Ahmad, while addressing a hurriedly called press conference here at his office on Tuesday said that after a meeting with the Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif it was decided to postpone the call.

He said that it was decided in a meeting of the PPP provincial ministers that next strategy would be announced after meeting the CM.

He said the PPP would wait for the response on the letter sent to PML-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif after the meeting of the senior minister and the CM, adding that all options including sit-in would remain open if the 19 point agenda presented by the PPP to the PML-N was not implemented.

He said that 19-point agenda was for the betterment of the people.

Expressing hope that the CM would fulfil his promises, he said that PML-N should follow the Charter of Democracy (CoD) and 18th Amendment.

Later, the senior minister called on Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif at the CM house.

Talking to the media after the meeting with the CM, Raja Riaz said that he stressed on the implementation of the 19 point agenda in the meeting.

He said that Shahbaz had assured that recommendations for the good governance presented by the PPP would be implemented.