Chaudhrys assure PM of their full support amid no-trust move

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Imran inquires after health of Chaudhry Shujaat

PML-Q, a key ally of PTI-led government both at the Centre and in Punjab, has assured the prime minister of their full support to foil the opposition’s no-trust move.

The statement comes after PM Imran Khan met with the top leadership of PML-Q including Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Punjab Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Elahi at their residence in Lahore on Tuesday.

According to a statement issued by the PML-Q following the meeting, Chaudhry brothers informed the premier about their recent meeting with Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif.

The PML-Q leaders told Shehbaz that if opposition’s bid to remove PM Imran foiled then their political future “would look bleak”, as per the statement. “What is the use of such a trick which has no chance of success?”

The PML-Q leadership assured PM Imran that the attempts of no-confidence motion were nothing more than a “myth”.

PM Imran inquired after the health of former premier and PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat and discussed the overall political situation of the country in the meeting. The premier was in Lahore on a day-long visit to the Punjab capital.

The prime minister was accompanied by a delegation comprising Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, federal ministers Hammad Azhar and Fawad Chaudhry, commerce adviser Abdul Razak Dawood and PTI lawmaker Amir Dogar among others.

PML-Q leaders including federal minister Moonis Elahi, Punjab Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Elahi, Chaudhry Salik Hussain and others were also present.

The prime minister has also planned to meet other PTI government allies following his meeting with the PML-Q leadership. He will also meet MQM-P and Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leaders soon.

Moreover, PM Imran during his visit to Lahore, also held a meeting with the elected PTI parliamentarians from four divisions of Punjab.

 

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