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The Pakistan Muslim League (N) (Urdu
Urdu
Urdu is a register of the Hindustani language that is identified with Muslims in South Asia. It belongs to the Indo-European family. Urdu is the national language and lingua franca of Pakistan. It is also widely spoken in some regions of India, where it is one of the 22 scheduled languages and an...

: پاکستان مسلم لیگ ن) is a conservative  political party
Political party
A political party is a political organization that typically seeks to influence government policy, usually by nominating their own candidates and trying to seat them in political office. Parties participate in electoral campaigns, educational outreach or protest actions...

 in Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

, affiliated with Western conservatism
Western conservatism
Western conservatism generally refers to a political orientation prevalent in the Western United States that some might otherwise call libertarian conservatism, Jeffersonian conservatism, or in some circles, classical liberalism, typified by politicians like Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, and Ron...

. It is the largest conservative political force and second largest political party only second to Pakistan Peoples Party
Pakistan Peoples Party
The Pakistan Peoples Party , is a democratic socialist political party in Pakistan affiliated with Socialist International. Pakistan People's Party is the largest political party of Pakistan...

 in terms of seats in National Assembly of Pakistan
National Assembly of Pakistan
The National Assembly of Pakistan is the lower house of the bicameral Majlis-e-Shura, which also compromises the President of Pakistan and Senate . The National Assembly and the Senate both convene at Parliament House in Islamabad...

 in the latest Pakistani general election, 2008
Pakistani general election, 2008
A general election was held in Pakistan on 18 February 2008, after being postponed from 8 January 2008. The original date was intended to elect members of the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the Majlis-e-Shoora...

 — a social democratic political force. The Pakistan Muslim League (N) is currently presided by former Prime Minister
Prime Minister of Pakistan
The Prime Minister of Pakistan , is the Head of Government of Pakistan who is designated to exercise as the country's Chief Executive. By the Constitution of Pakistan, Pakistan has the parliamentary democratic system of government...

 Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif
Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif is a Pakistani conservative politician and steel magnate who served as 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms from November 1990 to July 1993, and from February 1997 to October 12, 1999...

 who is designated as its President.

The party's platform
Party platform
A party platform, or platform sometimes also referred to as a manifesto, is a list of the actions which a political party, individual candidate, or other organization supports in order to appeal to the general public for the purpose of having said peoples' candidates voted into political office or...

 generally reflect Conservatism in Pakistan in the Pakistan's political spectrum
Politics of Pakistan
Politics of Pakistan have taken place in the framework of a federal republic, where the system of government has at times been parliamentary, presidential, or semi-presidential. In the current parliamentary system, the President of Pakistan is the largely ceremonial head of state, the Prime...

, is considered center-right, in compare and contrast to the center-left Peoples Party
Pakistan Peoples Party
The Pakistan Peoples Party , is a democratic socialist political party in Pakistan affiliated with Socialist International. Pakistan People's Party is the largest political party of Pakistan...

 and the People's National Party
Awami National Party
The Awami National Party is an Pashtun nationalist, socialist, centre-left political party in Pakistan affiliated with Socialist International...

. Although it centers itself in Punjab Province, but it also has considerable support in the more densely populated province of Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa, Balochistan, Azad Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan Province.

History


The Pakistan Muslim League
Pakistan Muslim League
The Pakistan Muslim League was founded in 1962, as a successor to the previously disbanded Muslim League in Pakistan. Unlike the original PML which ended in 1958 when General Ayub Khan banned all political parties, each subsequent Muslim League was in some way propped by the military dictators of...

 was founded in 1962, as a successor to the previously disbanded Muslim League
Muslim League (Pakistan)
Muslim League was the original successor of All India Muslim League that led the Pakistan Movement achieving an independent nation. After formation of Pakistan, the party was renamed to Muslim League which came to an end soon after Qaid-e-Azam's death on the first marshal law in 1958.-History:On...

 (itself the successor to the pre-partition All-India Muslim League). In 1988 general elections, Pakistan Muslim League that was led by late former prime minister Muhammed Khan Junejo split into two factions, one was led by Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif
Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif is a Pakistani conservative politician and steel magnate who served as 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms from November 1990 to July 1993, and from February 1997 to October 12, 1999...

 the then chief minister of Punjab
Punjab (India)
Punjab ) is a state in the northwest of the Republic of India, forming part of the larger Punjab region. The state is bordered by the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh to the east, Haryana to the south and southeast and Rajasthan to the southwest as well as the Pakistani province of Punjab to the...

 and the other by Mr. Junejo.

The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Sharif group further divided into
factions in 2001 and its dissenter formed Pakistan Muslim League
Pakistan Muslim League
The Pakistan Muslim League was founded in 1962, as a successor to the previously disbanded Muslim League in Pakistan. Unlike the original PML which ended in 1958 when General Ayub Khan banned all political parties, each subsequent Muslim League was in some way propped by the military dictators of...

 that later called Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam)(PML-Q) became allies of then president Pervaiz Musharraf. In 2001, Muslim League (Nawaz Sharif group) formly adopted name of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) also known as PML (N). Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), PML (Q) is now a registered party name with Election Commission of Pakistan
Election Commission of Pakistan
The Election Commission of Pakistan is an independent and autonomous constitutional body charged with the function of conducting transparent, free, fair and impartial elections to the National and Provincial Assemblies. The holding of elections to the office of the President and the Senate are,...

. This party is famous for floor crossing etc.
Pml n established its branch in azad jammu kashmir in 2011 to participate in ajk general elections
During 2002 Pakistani general election
Pakistani general election, 2002
General elections were held in Pakistan on 10 October 2002 during the military regime of Pervez Musharraf.-Parties and candidates:More than 70 parties, contested the election, the main parties were the Peoples Party Parliamentarians, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Group, Muttahida Quami Movement ,...

, this party could only won 9.4% of the popular vote and 14 out of 272 elected members.

In the 2008 election
Pakistani general election, 2008
A general election was held in Pakistan on 18 February 2008, after being postponed from 8 January 2008. The original date was intended to elect members of the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the Majlis-e-Shoora...

, the party won urban votes and dominated the Punjab Assembly, earning a total of 91 seats in the National Assembly, just below the Pakistan Peoples Party
Pakistan Peoples Party
The Pakistan Peoples Party , is a democratic socialist political party in Pakistan affiliated with Socialist International. Pakistan People's Party is the largest political party of Pakistan...

 (Q), which won 121 seats; the parties agreed on forming a coalition government.

2008 general election


After returning to Pakistan, the PML (N) contested the 2008 general election, demanding a restoration of the judges sacked under the emergency rule placed by President Pervez Musharraf
Pervez Musharraf
Pervez Musharraf , is a retired four-star general who served as the 13th Chief of Army Staff and tenth President of Pakistan as well as tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. Musharraf headed and led an administrative military government from October 1999 till August 2007. He ruled...

 and removal of Musharraf as President. After the assassination of Benazir Bhutto
Benazir Bhutto
Benazir Bhutto was a democratic socialist who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms from 1988 until 1990 and 1993 until 1996....

, Sharif announced that the PML (N) would boycott the polls, but after some time and conversations with the co-chairman of the PPP, Asif Ali Zardari
Asif Ali Zardari
Asif Ali Zardari is the 11th and current President of Pakistan and the Co-Chairman of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party . He is also the widower of Benazir Bhutto, who served two nonconsecutive terms as Prime Minister....

, Nawaz announced that the party would contest in the polls and began to rally in the Punjab
Punjab (Pakistan)
Punjab is the most populous province of Pakistan, with approximately 45% of the country's total population. Forming most of the Punjab region, the province is bordered by Kashmir to the north-east, the Indian states of Punjab and Rajasthan to the east, the Pakistani province of Sindh to the...

 areas. On February 18, 2008, after the polls were closed and the results had been announced, the PML-N gained 68 seats in the National Assembly, just behind the PPP. They announced that they would have discussions on forming a coalition with the PPP which would have half the seats in the 342 seat Parliament. In a press conference on February 19, Nawaz called for President Pervez Musharraf to step down. Nawaz and Zardari agreed on forming a coalition, and Nawaz announced that he and his party gave the PPP the right to chose the next Prime Minister.

On May 13, 2008, the PML (N) ministers resigned from the government due to a disagreement related to the reinstatement of the judges. Nawaz said that the PML (N) would support the government without participating in it. Zardari, hoping to preserve the coalition, told Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to reject the resignations.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party
Pakistan Peoples Party
The Pakistan Peoples Party , is a democratic socialist political party in Pakistan affiliated with Socialist International. Pakistan People's Party is the largest political party of Pakistan...

 (PPP) on June 27, 2008, won three and two by-election seats, respectively, to the national parliament. Polls were postponed for the sixth seat in Lahore
Lahore
Lahore is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab and the second largest city in the country. With a rich and fabulous history dating back to over a thousand years ago, Lahore is no doubt Pakistan's cultural capital. One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Lahore remains a...

 due to Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif
Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif is a Pakistani conservative politician and steel magnate who served as 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms from November 1990 to July 1993, and from February 1997 to October 12, 1999...

's eligibility contest. A court ruled he was ineligible due to an old conviction, amid a government appeal in the Supreme Court, which will hear the case on June 30, thus postponing the vote in the constituency. The two parties also won 19 of 23 provincial assembly seats where by-elections were held. The results will not affect the February 18 general election results in which Benazir Bhutto
Benazir Bhutto
Benazir Bhutto was a democratic socialist who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms from 1988 until 1990 and 1993 until 1996....

's PPP won 123 seats in the 342-seat National Assembly and Sharif's party came second with 91, while Pervez Musharraf
Pervez Musharraf
Pervez Musharraf , is a retired four-star general who served as the 13th Chief of Army Staff and tenth President of Pakistan as well as tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. Musharraf headed and led an administrative military government from October 1999 till August 2007. He ruled...

's party came a poor third with 54 seats. Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) won eight provincial assembly seats, while the PPP won seven provincial seats. On August 25, 2008, Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif
Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif is a Pakistani conservative politician and steel magnate who served as 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms from November 1990 to July 1993, and from February 1997 to October 12, 1999...

 announced that Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui
Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui
Chief Justice Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui or Saeed-uz-zaman Siddiqui in Lukhnow, British India; is a Pakistani Jurist and legislator who formerly served as the Chief Justice of Pakistan at the Supreme Court of Pakistan...

 would be Pakistan Muslim League (N) nominee to replace Pervez Musharraf
Pervez Musharraf
Pervez Musharraf , is a retired four-star general who served as the 13th Chief of Army Staff and tenth President of Pakistan as well as tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. Musharraf headed and led an administrative military government from October 1999 till August 2007. He ruled...

 as President of Pakistan
President of Pakistan
The President of Pakistan is the head of state, as well as figurehead, of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Recently passed an XVIII Amendment , Pakistan has a parliamentary democratic system of government. According to the Constitution, the President is chosen by the Electoral College to serve a...

.


Presidents


  • Nawaz Sharif
    Nawaz Sharif
    Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif is a Pakistani conservative politician and steel magnate who served as 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms from November 1990 to July 1993, and from February 1997 to October 12, 1999...

     (1993–2002, 2011–present)
  • Shahbaz Sharif
    Shahbaz Sharif
    Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif is a well-known conservative Pakistani politician and currently President of Pakistan Muslim League . He is the brother of Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan. He is the chief minister of Pakistan's most populous province Punjab since 2008...

     (2002–2011)

Senior Vice Presidents (2011-present)

  • Makhdoom Javed Hashmi
    Javed Hashmi
    Makhdoom Muhammad Javed Hashmi is a Pakistani political scientist, geostrategist, statesman, and the central public figure of the PML...

  • Ghaus Ali Shah

Other leaders

  • Hamza Shahbaz Sharif
  • Nisar Ali Khan, Leader of the opposition
  • Muhammad Rafiq Tarar
    Muhammad Rafiq Tarar
    Judge Muhammad Rafiq Tarar was the ninth President of Pakistan from January 1, 1998 until June 20, 2001 and before that Supreme Court of Pakistan judge and Chief Justice of Lahore High Court....

     former President of Pakistan
    President of Pakistan
    The President of Pakistan is the head of state, as well as figurehead, of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Recently passed an XVIII Amendment , Pakistan has a parliamentary democratic system of government. According to the Constitution, the President is chosen by the Electoral College to serve a...

  • Ishaq Dar
    Ishaq Dar
    Mohammad Ishaq Dar is a Pakistani Economist and currently serving as the Senator of the Pakistan Muslim League to the Senate Secretariat of Pakistan. He is the current Parliamentary leader to the Senate Secretariat and also served as the former Finance & Commerce Minister of Pakistan...

     - Senator
  • Elahi Bux Soomro
    Elahi Bux Soomro
    Elahi Bux Soomro or Illahi Bukhsh Soomro , is a Pakistani Senior Politician and legislator. He was the 16th Speaker of National Assembly of Pakistan. He is from the most influential political family of Sindh...

  • Dr. Tahir Ali Javed PML Unification Bloc Leader
  • Ahsan Iqbal
    Ahsan Iqbal
    -External links:* * *...

    , Information Secretary
  • Khawaja Muhammad Asif
    Khawaja Muhammad Asif
    Khawaja Muhammad Asif , is a Pakistani lawmaker and politician of the center-right conservative democratic party PML-N. Khawaja Muhammad Asif previously served as the Pakistani Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, with additional portfolio of Sports Ministry in the PM Yousaf Raza Gillani...

  • Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
    Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
    Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is a Pakistani entrepreneur, electrical engineer, and a politician. He served as the Federal Minister for Commerce in 2008. Abbasi is the Founder and CEO of Airblue...

  • Khawaja Saad Rafique
    Khawaja Saad Rafique
    Khawaja Saad Rafique is a Pakistani politician hailing from Punjab. He is an active central leader of PML-N. He has been elected as Member of the Pakistan National Assembly since 2002 and was reelected in the Pakistani General Election in 2008...

  • Mehtab Ahmed Khan
  • Tehmina Daultana
    Tehmina Daultana
    Tehmina Daultana , is a Pakistani politician and former Member of the National Assembly of the Pakistan Muslim League party. Daultana joined the PML in 1987, becoming General Secretary of Women and Youth Wing of the PML and then Vice President of that wing...

  • Rana Tanveer Hussain
    Rana Tanveer Hussain
    Rana Tanveer Hussain is the former Minister of Defence Production in the Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani-led cabinet. He is son of Haji Muhammad Anwer who died in 2008. He was elected from Sheikhupura-II NA-132 as a member of National Assembly from Pakistan Muslim League . He is a leading...

  • Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan
    Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan
    Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan is a Punjabi and Pakistani politician. Since 2008 he has been the speaker of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab. Following the assassination of Salmaan Taseer on the 4th of January 2011, Khan became acting Governor of Punjab....

  • Zain Ansari
    Zain Ansari
    Zain Ansari is a Pakistani political figure.-Early life:Ansari attained basic education in his native village of Pir jo goth and later studied in Mansoora, an Islamic School near Hyderabad Sindh...

    , Vice President PML-N Sindh,
  • Pir Sabir Shah
    Pir Sabir Shah
    Syed Muhammad Sabir Shah or more commonly as Pir Sabir Shah Mashwani is a Pakistani politician from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. He served as the 18th Chief Minister of the province from 20 October 1993 to 25 February 1994.-Family:...

    , President PML-N Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
  • Dost Muhammad Khosa
    Dost Muhammad Khosa
    Sardar Dost Muhammad Khosa is a Pakistani politician affiliated with centre-right Pakistan Muslim League . He was elected as the Chief Minister of Pakistan's most populous province, Punjab on 12 April 2008. Dost Muhammad Khosa, is the son of former Punjab Governor Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khosa He...

  • Syed Iftekhar Ul Hasan Shah ZAHRAY SHAH
  • Rana Abrar Hussain President PML-N Japan & Founder PML(N) Swaziland.
  • Sato Hameed Ullah President PML-N Swaziland Africa Member PML(N) South Africa and Maputo city.
  • Shahid Hussain Bhatti
    Shahid Hussain Bhatti
    Mian Shahid Hussain Bhatti is a Pakistani politician from Jalalpur Bhattian, Pindi Bhattian Tehsil.- Early life and education :He was born in 1956 in Jalalpur Bhattian a city of Pindi Bhattian Tehsil. His father name was Mian Asghar Ali Khan Bhatti. He is graduated in B.A from Islamia University,...

    , (Pindi Bhattian)
  • Muhammad Masood Lali
    Muhammad Masood Lali
    Muhammad Hussain Lali , is a Pakistani politician from Kanwain Wala, Chiniot.- Early life & education :He was born on 21 August 1951 in Chiniot District. He is an agriculturist by profession. He is educated from GCU, Lahore of Master in Political science...

    , (Chiniot)
  • Sohail Ahmad Khan, President Muslim Students Federation MSF
  • Mirza Naeem Baig, Leader PML-N Youth Wing
  • Mian Yawar Zaman
    Mian Yawar Zaman
    Mian Yawar Zaman, son of Mian Muhammad Zaman, was born on March 21, 1961 at Okara, Pakistan, and graduated in 1980 from Government College Okara. An agriculturist, who has been elected as Member Provincial Assembly of the Punjab in General Elections 2002 and 2007 respectively. He belongs to a...

     MPA, PML-N
  • Rana Muhammad Arshad, MPA PML-N
  • Khawaja Muhammad Islam
    Khawaja Muhammad Islam
    Khawaja Muhammad Islam is a Pakistani politician. He is a member of the Pakistan Muslim League. He represents PP-72 .-External links:*...

    , MPA, PML-N
  • M Imtiaz Khan Tanoli, President-MYF
  • Mian Islam Aslam , Ticket Holder PP-287 (From 2002 Till)
  • Ch Abid Raza , Pakistan Muslim league (N) Gujrat

See also

  • Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
    Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
    The Pakistan Muslim League or officially Pakistan Muslim League is a centrist, modern political party in Pakistan. The present form of PML-Q was formed prior to 2002 general elections....

  • Pakistan Muslim League (Functional)
    Pakistan Muslim League (F)
    The Pakistan Muslim League is a political party in Pakistan. It is one of the factions of the original Pakistan Muslim League. The letter 'F' in its name stands for functional. It is primarily associated with the Sindhi religious leader Pir Pagara...

  • Pakistan Muslim League (Zia)
    Pakistan Muslim League (Z)
    Pakistan Muslim League Pakistan Muslim League (Zia-ul-Haq Shaheed) Pakistan Muslim League (Zia-ul-Haq Shaheed) (Urdu: (پاکستان مسلم لیگ (ض) is a right-wing political party in Pakistan formed in 2002. It is one of the factions of the original Pakistan Muslim League, named after General Muhammad...

  • Pakistan Muslim League (Jinnah)
    Pakistan Muslim League (Jinnah)
    The Pakistan Muslim League was a political party in Pakistan. It was one of the factions of the original Pakistan Muslim League, named after the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah....

  • Awami Muslim League
    Awami Muslim League
    Awami Muslim League Pakistan is a Pakistani political party formed in June 2008 by Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad.- NA-55 :This is a national assembly seat fought by Sheikh Rashid Ahmed of the Awami Muslim League Pakistan on February 24, 2010 but lost by a margin of more than 28000 votes...


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