Punjab CM slot: opposition’s activities pick up pace

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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday accelerated its efforts and reached out to Ghazanfar Abbas Chheena group, another dissident faction of PTI in Punjab.

Sources privy to the development said that the PML-N delegation contacted estranged PTI MPA Ghazanfar Abbas Cheena and sought his support for joint opposition candidate for Punjab CM slot.

Matters pertaining to other political developments in Centre also came under discussion during the conversation, sources added.

They said that Ghazanfar Abbas Cheena has sought time from PML-N leadership for consultation with other like-minded lawmakers over the Punjab Chief Minister election.

On the other hand, Pervaiz Elahi, the ruling PTI’s candidate for the chief minister’s slot, is not only trying to get Tareen group by his side, but is also using his clout to ‘poach’ PML-N MPAs.

Mr Elahi, along with Tariq Bashir Cheema, Basharat Raja, Chaudhry Zaheeruddin and Hafiz Ammar Yasir, met the Chheena group at the residence of its leader, Ghazanfar Abbas Chheena on Thursday. INP

A disgruntled PTI group did not give a definite assurance to Mr Elahi and said they will announce their decision within 24 hours.INP

 

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