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PAKISTAN MUSLIM LEAGUE-NAWAZ
The Pakistan Muslim League (N) a center-right, fiscal conservative political party in Pakistan, traces its roots back to the All India Muslim League credited with the formation of Pakistan. After the birth of the nation it was decided at a session of the AIML Council held in Karachi in December 1947 it was decided that the successor to the AIML would be the Pakistan Muslim League.
Post 1956 different factions of the PML crept up all claiming to be the “genuine” heirs of the Quaid-i-Azam’s Muslim League.
Today the PML-N is led by two time former Prime Minister Mian Muhammed Nawaz Sharif and the party had the second highest representation in the National Assembly in the 2008 elections.
Humari Manzil, Khudaar, Khushaal, Khudmukhtar Pakistan (Our goal, self-respecting, prosperous, sovereign Pakistan), Hum Badlaingay Pakistan (We will change Pakistan)
The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz in its manifesto claims it will renovate the economy as its top priority with the energy crisis a close second in priority. It promises to end corruption, provide employment with gradual increments in minimum wage upto 15,000 rupees a month, inexpensive justice, doubling GDP growth to 6 percent, curbing budget deficit to 4 percent as well as reducing Pakistan’s dependence on foreign loans and assistance. The PML-N also claims it will decrease tax rates, lower interest rates and make Pakistan one of the top ten economies of the world.
After the formation of Pakistan, problems plagued the Muslim League from the start when Hussein Shaheed Suhrawardy left the party over the inclusion of the word Muslim in the party name. Over the decades that followed many Muslim Leagues appeared on the political stage. It was during the Martial Law years of General Zia that Mian Muhammed Nawaz Sharif began his political career, being appointed Punjab Finance minister and then becoming the provincial PML President. Sharif later on went to become the Chief Minister of Punjab. While the PML-N is not the original Muslim League it is widely accepted as the legal successor of the ML.
Nawaz Sharif became Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1990 only to have his government dismissed before its tenure could end. He was elected prime minister a second time in 1997 again only to be dismissed in 1999 by General Musharraf’s military coup.
Mian Muhammed Nawaz Sharif (President), Iqbal Zafar Jhagra (General Secretary), Ahsan Iqbal (Deputy General Secretary), Shahbaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar, Rana Sanaullah