PESHAWAR - The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) on Thursday agreed in principle to have seat adjustment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at all cost.

JUI-F and PML-N have so far held four to five rounds of talks to reach a consensus on seat adjustment and win maximum constituencies in coming polls.

During the last meeting held between JUI-F and PML-N representative committee in which it was decided that both the parties would enter into seat adjustment agreement in the province.

JUI-F leaders Maulana Attaur Rehman, Maulana Gul Naseeb Khan and Shamsi ur Rehman Shamsi and PML-N leaders Khwaja Mohammad Khan Hoti, Rehmat Salam Khattak and Farid Tofan participated in the meeting.

They agreed that seat-to-seat adjustment was much necessary for both parties in the province. They were of the view that in case there was no consensus on certain constituencies, top leadership of both parties would be consulted in this regard and then decisions would be made.

In the prevailing situation, the JUI-F is in a good position and have an age over other political parties, as at least five lawmakers of the outgoing provincial and national assemblies have so far joined it.

It is strongly believed that JUI-F would give a tough time to the rival candidates in coming elections and it is in a position to win majority of the seats in KPK.

On other side, keeping in view its present position in the province, PML-N is too willing to enter into a seat adjustment formula with the JUI-F. The N-League, in KPK, is now improving its position after a number of known politicians joined the party in the near past.

Political pundits say that seat adjustment between JUI-F and PML-N would, if succeeded, would give tough time to rival parties, as the government has already announced date for holding general elections on May 11, 2013.