Shehbaz, Shujaat discuss budget, Punjab by-polls

Shehbaz, Shujaat discuss budget, Punjab by-polls

Prime Minister Visited PML-Q President

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif visited Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain at his residence in Both Parties Field Joint Candidates

An inside source in the PML-Q, the premier offered the PML-Q chief to contest the by-polls jointly, scheduled to be held on July 17. “The PM also desired that both parties field joint candidates in Punjab in the next general elections,” the source said.

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It is pertinent to state that PML-Q MNA Farrukh Khan was also present among the hosts. It is being anticipated that she may become a part of the federal cabinet in the coming few days.

PML-Q Divided into Two

The PML-Q is currently divided into two apparent groups — one backing the government and the other, led by Parvez Elahi, is standing with the PTI. However, Shujaat rubbished rumours of any rifts within the family. “Being the family elder, I still make all the decisions,” he said.

Budgetary Recommendations to Prime Minister

During the meeting, the PML-Q chief presented some budgetary recommendations to the Prime Minister to provide relief to the inflation-hit masses and facilitate overseas Pakistanis, including transportation of bodies through Pakistan International Airlines.

Shujaal extended all-out support to the PM, hoping he rids the country of all the crises.

The prime minister told Shujaat that the PML-Q federal ministers — Tariq Bashir Cheema and Chaudhry Salik Hussain — were hardworking and honest members of his cabinet.

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