ISLAMABAD With the induction of former district nazim Rawalpindi Raja Javed Ikhlas and a couple of other Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid) leaders back in the fold, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) has formally lifted the self-imposed ban on taking back Q-League leaders and more Q-Leaguers would come under its umbrella in the coming days. Sources in the PML-N informed TheNation that the list of Q-League aspirants was quite long but selected people would be taken back into the party fold, as PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif is still a main hurdle in taking back the Q-Leaguers. Sources further said that before taking back Raja Javed Ikhlas in the party the local chapter of PML-N was taken into confidence by the party President Mian Shahbaz Sharif and as none of the local stakeholders opposed his return, so he was taken back after having meeting with the party leadership wherein he had pledged allegiance with the party in future. Sources further said that keeping in view the recent developments including the growing amity between the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party with Q-League and the move to reunify various factions of Muslim Leagues, PML-N had soften its stance towards taking Q-League aspirants back. Before this decision, a series of party meetings were held in the recent past and it was agreed that only those Q-leaguers would be taken back into the party fold who were not vocal against PML(N) central leadership during the Musharraf era. Sources in PML-N informed that Chief Minister Punjab and party President Mian Shahbaz Sharif and a few other senior party leaders were in favour of taking back those Q-Leaguers who had defected them during the Musharraf era but had not opened their tongue against Mian brothers who were exiled from the day one. But the party Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif had taken tough stand on the issue and said that they would not take any Q-Leaguer back in the party fold come what may. However, with the passage of time Mian Shahbaz Sharif and a few other party leaders have succeeded in softening his stand. Sources in PML-N said that now except a few persons, who had defected the N-League after Mian Nawaz Sharifs government was toppled in October 1999, the party would take back all those Q-Leaguers who would join them unconditionally. Those who would not be taken back into the party fold included Sh Rashid Ahmad, Ejazul Haq, Chaudhry brothers, Hamayun Akhtar, Gen (Retd) Majid Malik, Gohar Ayub Khan and a few others because they had openly criticised Mian brothers when they were in exile, the sources added.