KARACHI: Senior politician Pir Pagara was elected as president of newly formed Muttahida Muslim League (MML).
The four factions, which were merged into the newly formed League, were PML (F), PML (Zia), PML (like-minded), and PML (Awami).
Former prime minister Mir Zafarullah Jamali has been appointed as convener while Imtiaz Shaikh has been appointed as coordinator of the party.
A nine-member steering committee, led by Jamali, has also been set up to contact other PML groups, including PML(N), and PML(Q).
Later addressing a press conference, Pagara said that all the parties have been invited to join the alliance so that it could formally be formed into Muttahida Muslim League.
To a question, Pagara said that the Chaudhry brothers could not attend the meeting due their other engagements.
Pagara said that he has not contacted PML (N) Chief Nawaz Sharif to join the alliance.
He observed that the unification of PML groups was in the better interest of Pakistan.—Agencies