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Sharif, Gilani together again

world Updated: Mar 25, 2009 02:03 IST

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It’s official: Pakistani opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani are back together as a team though the contours of their revived friendship are yet to be defined.

They sealed their pact at a luncheon meeting at Sharif’s country villa on the outskirts of Lahore on Sunday and made it official on Monday. Former prime minister declared his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would join hands with Gilani’s Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) “for changing the destiny of the nation”.

“Now all political parties, including the PPP, should sit together to ensure the provision of justice, elimination of lawlessness, unemployment, poverty and load shedding from the country,” he stated.

He also stressed the need for “reviving relationship with India and holding talks with it to resolve the Kashmir dispute peacefully”, The News reported on Tuesday.