Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid on Thursday said members of the ruling PTI that “switching parties won’t do them any good”, saying that “turncoats must also keep in mind that early elections can also be called in the country”.
He made these remarks during a press conference here during which he talked about the upcoming no-trust vote against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“Those who are changing parties and thinking they will get respect, they are wrong,” the minister said. He claimed the country would get “good news” from this point onwards.
He said allies generally took more time in taking decisions. “Those who are [genuine] remain intact with democracy and their party,” he added.
Rashid advised political leaders in the opposition camp to stick to their decision as “it is their moral, constitutional and Islamic responsibility”.
“Let me tell you with responsibility that nobody is going anywhere,” the minister emphasised, saying he met Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar who was firmly standing with Imran Khan.
“He is also not going anywhere,” Rashid said regarding Buzdar.
The removal of the incumbent Punjab chief minister from office is one of the key demands of the group of estranged PTI lawmakers led by Jahangir Tareen.
A close friend of PM Imran, Aleem Khan, had also announced that he was joining the Tareen group.