LAHORE - The All Pakistan Muslim League in a bid to set its foothold in the political arena, especially in Punjab, will announce partys interim district organisations in some districts of Punjab, while in all the districts of Sindh and Khyber-Pukhtunkhawa this month, The Nation has learnt. Sources in the APML close to party founder General (r) Pervez Musharraf and his aides told this scribe on Tuesday that second-line party leadership following the directions of Musharraf under the political command of partys chief coordinator Chaudhary Shahbaz Hussain and veteran politician Dr Sher Afghan Khan Niazi has nearly completed the task to announce the interim district set ups in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan and Gujranwala in the first phase, while the remaining districts of Punjab would be announced in next three months. The sources further told that interim district organisations of Sindh and Khyber-Pukhtunkhawa would also be announced this month. It is to be mentioned here that APMLs central and provincial interim set ups have already been announced. When contacted, Fawad Chaudhary, spokesman APML while confirming most of the information of this reporter regarding interim set up announcements of partys district organizations said that APML giving special importance to Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan has already announced the interim organisational set ups at all levels. However, he added that Punjab was the most vital political target of the party and claimed that former district, tehsil, town and union council leaders would be the driving force of the APML to turn the tide in the province in the next polls. To a query about calling the incumbent and upcoming organisational set ups of APML as interim, Fawad told that the entire organisational set up of the party would remain interim till the intra-party polls, which would become possible only after the registration of the party with Election Commission of Pakistan. He said that APML leaders expect early registration of the party, as the procedural requirements regarding registration of the party were complete, while ECP had raised no objection on their request so far. In response to the 'letter drive of APML some former district leaders from Punjab met with Musharraf loyalists but withheld joining hands till the return of former strongman, while APML received a good response from Gilgit-Baltistan and some pockets of Sindh in return of their letter drive. Meanwhile, some former parliamentarians, who were sitting at the fences but hold influence in some pockets of their constituencies, were in contact with the APML leaders. However, they would put their weight behind Musharraf if he became part of a meaningful electoral alliance.