Lahore: Prime Minister Imran Khan was said to have contacted the estranged Pakistani Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Khan Tareen last Saturday to ensure he did not lose an old friend to the opposition. He proposes to the disgruntled PTI’s faithful to support a possible no-confidence motion for the award.
Similarly, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani approached PML-Q’s Chaudhry, an important ally of the government, to read their minds on ongoing negotiations with the opposition.
When asked for comment on the Prime Minister’s contact with Prime Minister Tarin, Intelligence Minister Pawad Chaudry said “this cannot be denied or confirmed”.
But the minister was of the view that the opposition would be in trouble by the end of the day after an effort to oust Khan. “It’s hard to understand why the opposition’s agenda is so complex that even its members are confused,” Chaudhry said.
PML-N claims that the PM has prepared a summary for dismantling the assembly.
Meanwhile, Tarin has recently been ill and left for London for treatment. the source said Serb Before he left, PM Khan called him to inquire. “This was a good gesture by Prime Minister Khan and could help restore relations between the two countries,” he said.
“There may be direct contact between PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif and Taryn while they are in London,” the source said. The relationship between Khan and Tareen deteriorated after the sugar scam.
PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif also expressed concerns about Mr. Tarin’s health and prayed for his speedy recovery.
On Friday, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid claimed he had asked the prime minister to speak with his “old friend,” but some PTI members did not approve the proposal. “If rivals can meet in 14 years (see Shehbaz and Chaudhrys in PML-Q), why can’t Imran meet Tareen? Because they’re both friends.” he asked
Defense Minister Pervaiz Khatak insisted that seven opposition MNAs are in contact with the ruling party and will announce at an appropriate time how to side with opposition lawmakers. Khattak believed his allies would remain loyal to the PTI.
After meeting the Senate Chairman in Lahore, PML-Q Chief Leader Parvez Elahi, Chairman of the Punjab Parliament, said:
He added that all democratic governments have the right to end their term in public office, and ongoing consultations and meetings are part of the political process. “Any decision will be made after consultation with the ruling party. The national interest is our top priority in the current political situation, and we are keenly watching the changing political environment. We want to take practical steps to provide immediate relief to people,” Elahi stressed.
Senate Chairman Sanjrani was watching an evolving scenario, so he hoped Chaudhrys would find a way out of this political environment. He also followed in the footsteps of PML-Q Chairman Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.
PML-N insists that PM dissolve NA.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaj (PML-N) claimed on Saturday that Prime Minister Imran Khan had prepared a brief to dissolve the parliament in case of a no-confidence measure by the opposition.
“Imran Khan prepared and signed a retrospective summary to dissolve the National Assembly under the no-confidence bill,” PML-N Punjab president Rana Sanaula told reporters.
He said PML-N, PPP and JUI-F have completed their homework on measures of no confidence and have requested final comments from Nawaz Sharif. “PTI members (contacting the opposition) and government allies await Mr Sharif’s decision. Even Imran Khan awaits his (Sharif) decision,” Sanaullah asserted.
He also said that the “political drone strike” that Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid claimed would be committed by Prime Minister Khan in the next few days was effectively the dissolution of parliament.
Meanwhile, Balochistan Nationalist-Mengal leader Sardar Akhtar Mengal called Shehbaz Sharif from his home in Model Town to discuss a motion of no confidence in the prime minister and other issues.
“Preparation for a no-confidence bill is underway and will be moved at an appropriate time,” Shehbaz said. In response to the question, the leader of the opposition party said, “God knows better whether it will succeed or not.”
Mengal said his party was part of the opposition ally Pakistan’s Democratization Movement and was involved in every decision. The Balochistan issue must be resolved with political wisdom. He also raised the issue of missing persons and sought solutions.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who appeared confident and adamant about the opposition’s renewed campaign against the PTI government, argued that Prime Minister Khan would not survive the vote of confidence if the PTI chose to remain neutral. He asked the prime minister to resign to avoid public outrage and defeat in Parliament.
But after a press conference at Karachi’s Bilawal House on Saturday, the PPP representative appears a bit skeptical about the role of the establishment in emerging political developments, but whatever the outcome of the no-confidence agreement, his party will continue the struggle. “PPP believes in the politics in question without considering the roles and perspectives of others,” he stressed.
Opposition parties should fight over one agenda to get rid of Imran Khan, he argued. He hoped that institutions would remain fair amid “economic deterioration, failures on the external front, and rapidly decaying social and cultural norms.”
Speaking of the PPP’s long march in Islamabad, starting Sunday (today) in Mazar-i-Quaid, Bilawal said it will not only mobilize the Pakistani people, but also rekindle hopes that they can save their troubles, poverty and a rapidly crumbling democracy. . . He argued that the solution to all problems now lies in fresh and fair elections.
“I therefore demand that Imran Khan resign if he wants to avoid the outrage of the people and defeat in Parliament. [vote of confidence]’ said Mr Bhutto Zardari.
The central ruling party, led by Foreign Minister and PTI Senior Vice President Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Haleem Adil Sheikh and Iftikhar Ahmed Lund, began a march into Karachi on Saturday from the town of Ubauro in Sindh’s Ghotki district. Thousands of supporters are said to have participated in the procession.
Kuresi, speaking on the march to Ubau, warned the Sindhi-speaking community about the exploitation of the area by the PPP and suggested that the population wake up the excess with them.
“For 15 years, the PPP has no programs, no development, no jobs, no industrial or agricultural development.
He said that many who took part in the march proved that Khan was trusted and that the PTI would form a government in Sindh after the 2023 general election.
Sheikh and Lund also spoke before being admitted to Pano Aqil Hospital with the latter slipped from the container they were in and injured.
Posted at Serb on February 27, 2022