Shujaat meets Zardari, seeks time to extend support PML-Q hints at revisiting relationship with PTI

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Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain on Wednesday sought time for supporting no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

PML-Q, an ally party of PTI government in centre and Punjab is holding meetings with the different political leadership and on Wednesday, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain reached Zardari House in Islamabad to meet former president Asif Ali Zardari, amid rapidly changing political scenario.

The current political situation and the issue of the no-confidence motion, tabled by the opposition in the National Assembly, were discussed in the meeting, according to sources. PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chaudhry Shujaat’s son Salik Hussain were also present in the meeting. During the meeting, the PML-Q chief sought time for support on the no-confidence motion against Imran Khan. Meanwhile, three federal ministers reportedly met with Pakistan Muslim League-Q ministers Moonis Elahi and Tariq Bashir Cheema here to seek their assurance ahead of voting on the no-confidence motion, sources said on Wednesday.

Sources privy to the development told that, PML-Q leaders Moonis Elahi and Tariq Bashir Cheema made it clear to PTI ministers that PML-Q will leave with no other option to support opposition if treasury lawmakers crossed the floor.

“Fifteen govt lawmakers are in contact with opposition parties and if they voted against PM Imran Khan then we would be left with no other option to support opposition benches,” the PML-Q leader was quoted as saying.

To which, all three federal ministers agreed with the statement of PML-Q leaders, said sources, adding that PML-Q federal minister Cheema discussed the same thing with Prime Minister Imran Khan a few days ago.

Earlier Wednesday, former senior Punjab minister Aleem Khan, who has joined hands with disgruntled PTI leader Jahangir Tareen group, departed for London, a news channel reported.

 

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