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Let us improve ties with India: Nawaz

March 23, 2009 22:31 IST

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif [Images] on Friday said his PML-N was ready to work jointly with the PPP-led government to address problems confronting the country, including normalization of relations with India.

Addressing a gathering in Lahore [Images], Opposition leader Nawaz said the PML-N was prepared to work with the PPP-led government "to change the destiny of Pakistan".

The remarks came after the PPP extended another olive branch to the opposition party, saying it would evolve a joint strategy to get the Supreme Court to review its verdict barring Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif from electoral politics.

"Let us talk jointly with India, let us talk jointly on the Kashmir issue. Let us work together to improve relations between India and Pakistan,' Nawaz said. President Asif Ali Zardari [Images] and Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani [Images], who met here today, instructed the Attorney General to evolve a joint strategy with the PML-N to pursue a petition asking the apex court to review its judgment on the Sharifs.

Gilani yesterday met the Sharif brothers in an attempt to improve relations between the PPP and PML-N. A tense standoff between the two parties ended last week when Gilani agreed to the PML-N's demand for the restoration of all judges deposed during the 2007 emergency, including former Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.

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