A key ally of the PTI-led government in Punjab and at the Centre, the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) assured the prime minister of its complete support to foil the opposition’s motion of no-trust.
The PML-Q’s statement came after PM Khan met with the Chaudhrys of Gujrat at their residence in Lahore on Tuesday.
PML-Q’s Chaudhry Shujaat and Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi were present in the meeting.
As per a statement issued by the PML-Q leadership, the Chaudhry brothers informed the PM about their meeting with the Opposition Leader, Shehbaz Sharif.
The PML-Q leaders said that they had told Shehbaz that if the opposition’s bid to remove PM Imran failed, their political future “would get bleak”. “We should refrain from such a trick which has less chance of success,” the Chaudhrys reportedly told Shehbaz.
The PML-Q leadership assured Imran Khan that the attempts of the no-trust move were nothing more than a “myth”.
PM Khan inquired about the health of the PML-Q chief, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain. He discussed the overall political scenario of the country in the meeting. It is pertinent to state that the Prime Minister was in Lahore on a day-long visit.
Prime Minister Imran Khan was accompanied by a delegation comprising Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, federal ministers Fawad Chaudhry and Hammad Azhar, commerce adviser Razak Dawood and PTI leader Amir Dogar among others.
PML-Q leaders including Moonis Elahi, Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Salik Hussain and others were also present.
The prime minister has planned to meet other government allies following his meeting with the leadership of the PML-Q. Imran Khan will also meet Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and MQM-P leaders soon.
Moreover, PM Khan, during his visit to the provincial capital, also held a meeting with the PTI parliamentarians from all divisions of Punjab.