Sharif to join Bhutto party in coalition
Islamabad, March 9, 2008
Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Sunday he would join the late Benazir Bhutto's party in a coalition government.
Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party (PPP) won the most seats in a February 18 general election but not enough to rule alone.
Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), or PML (N), party came second and while it has vowed to support the PPP, Sharif had not previously confirmed his party would join the PPP in forming a government.
"It was also agreed that the PML (N) shall be part of the federal cabinet," Sharif told a news conference after talks with Bhutto's widower, Asif Ali Zardari. - Reuters