LAHORE:(APS)Nov 26,2017- Top leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), including its chief Nawaz Sharif and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, sat down on Saturday to weigh all options in dealing with the demands put forward by the protesting Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYRA) party, even the possibility of Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid’s resignation.
Mr Sharif presided over a meeting called at his Jati Umra residence here in Raiwind, which was attended by Mr Abbasi, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Railways Minister Saad Rafique, Kashmir Affairs Minister Barjees Tahir, State Information Minister Marrium Aurengzeb and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah.
According to a source in the party, Mr Iqbal briefed Mr Sharif about the government’s plan to end the sit-in by the TLYRA at Faizabad through use of force. “Mr Iqbal was confident that the law enforcement agencies under his ministry would manage to end the sit-in and control the law and order situation in the country. Shahbaz Sharif also told the party chief about the arrangements his government had made in Punjab to handle any untoward situation in the wake of the Faizabad police operation,” he said.