Independent members welcome to form government if they can show majority, Pakistan ex-PM Shehbaz Sharif says

By Thomson Reuters Feb 13, 2024 | 2:56 AM

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s former Prime Minister and leader of its largest party Shehbaz Sharif said on Tuesday that independent candidates backed by jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan are welcome to form a government if they can prove their majority in parliament.

If the Khan-backed independent candidates cannot do that, other parties will go ahead and form a government and his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is talking to other groups to form a coalition, Sharif said.

(Reporting by Asif Shehzad; Writing by YP Rajesh)