K arachi: Sindh National Front chief Mumtaz Bhutto has formally announced the merger of his party with Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N).
Speaking at a rally in Rato Dero, Larkana, Bhutto said Wednesday he took the decision after consultation with his party’s executive committee and friends.
“Today I announce the merger of my party, which I kept alive with my blood and sweat, with the PML-N,” he said.
Praising PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, Bhutto said that his statements given on different occasions had impressed him.
Addressing the rally, PML-N head Nawaz Sharif lashed out at the government, saying that it has miserably failed in the province of Sindh.
Nawaz said convicted Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani was concealing the corruption of President Asif Ali Zardari, who was responsible for major crises engulfing the country.
News reports suggest that senior leaders of PML-N’s Sindh chapter Ghous Ali Shah, Saleem Zia and Irfan Marwat had acted as mediators between Sharif and Bhutto, while recent addition Marvi Memon is actively persuading other politicians to join the party.