Meeting between the Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif and Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has been delayed.
PML-N president had invited PML-Q’s leadership for dinner; however, the latter are yet to confirm their availability.
They further said that Shahbaz had invited PML-Q leaders Pervaiz Elahi and Moonis Elahi last week, and they had promised to get back in two days; however, no response has been received so far.
PM Imran Khan to meet Chaudhry brothersPrime Minister Imran Khan will meet the Chaudhry brothers of PML-Q shortly as the Opposition targets PTI’s allies to topple the incumbent government, sources told Geo News.
The prime minister’s meeting with PML-Q’s top brass, who are allies of the government in Punjab and the Centre, comes as he is on a one-day visit to Punjab’s capital.
According to sources, the premier will listen to the concerns of PML-Q and would try to retain their support.
The decision had been made last week after several Opposition leaders held meetings with the Chaudhry brothers in order to take them on board for their no-confidence motion against PM Imran Khan.
Earlier, the Opposition parties set the political temperature soaring in the country as the PPP and JUI-F have put up an option to offer Punjab’s chief ministership to PTI’s close aide PML-Q on the table before PML-N in a bid to move a no-confidence motion successfully against Prime Minister Imran Khan in the National Assembly, Geo News had reported
PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, chairman Bilawal Bhutto and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman met PML-N president and opposition leader in the NA Shehbaz Sharif at his residence on Wednesday.
According to sources, in the meeting, opposition parties discussed the name of PML-Q leader Pervaiz Elahi for Punjab’s CM portfolio.
“JUI-F and PPP have proposed the name of Pervaiz Elahi for Punjab chief minister to muster PML-Q support while the leadership of both parties were persuading PML-N on this matter,” said sources.
Sources privy to the matter said that PML-Q would stand beside the opposition in Punjab and centre for the no-confidence motion if CM Punjab’s portfolio is offered to Pervaiz Elahi.
Meanwhile, on the matter of handing over CM Punjab’s portfolio to Pervaiz Elahi, PML-N has given the authority to party supremo Nawaz Sharif for a final decision, well-informed sources said.