Qureshi, Khattak convey PM Imran’s message to PML-Q leaders – Pakistan

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi and Defense Minister Pervez Katak phoned Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) leaders on Saturday to deliver a message from Prime Minister Imran Khan ahead of a vote of no confidence in the prime minister.

After the meeting, Qureshi said today’s meeting is part of Pakistan’s Tehreek-i-Insaf’s effort to “access allies”.

PML-Q, which holds five seats in the National Assembly, is a key alliance between the moderate PTI and Punjab, and an opposition vote is required for the measure of no confidence in the prime minister to succeed.

As a result, PML-Q has become much more important over the past few days. After the opposition party officially announced a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Imran last month, after Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of Pakistan’s pro-democracy movement, was presented to the National Assembly, the Parliament Secretariat on March 8.

Over the next few days, leaders of the opposition and the ruling PTI approached PML-Q and both sides competed for support.

At PML-Q, Punjab Parliamentary Chairman Parvez Elahi, his son and Water Minister Moonis Elahi, and Housing and Labor Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema attended today’s meeting.

According to a statement released by PML-Q, Khatak and Qureshi delivered Prime Minister Imran’s message to party leaders. However, the statement did not elaborate on what the message was.

The statement also said that Cheema informed PTI ministers about the difficulties his party has faced over the past three and a half years.

In a statement, PTI ministers said Prime Minister Imran would be informed of the “situation” described by Cheema.

The statement also said Parvez Elahi would receive confidence from PML-Q Chairman Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain regarding today’s meeting and that the next meeting between the two sides will be held in Islamabad.

After the meeting, Qureshi said the meeting was “fantastic.”

When a reporter asked if he had “successful”, the foreign minister said, “Allah has never sent anyone. [us back] empty-handed.”

Meanwhile, Katak said, “Don’t let that happen” when asked if Prime Minister Imran would send the package.

‘Drop scenes won’t happen anymore’

Prior to the meeting, Parvez Ellahi said in an unofficial conversation with media officials, “The drop scene of the drama in progress in Korea will not happen right away.”

“The characters in the play will change,” he said.

He also said the politics of the rally would not influence the movement of no confidence.

The PML-Q leader was also questioned about his secret remarks regarding the opposition’s plans to push ahead with a decision to submit a resolution to oust the prime minister earlier this month before a no-confidence motion was submitted.

At the time, Elahi said, “The ingredients are in the pot and this will tell you when the smoke rises after the first boil.”

When a reporter mentioned this comment today, Ellahi said, “[Ingredients in the] The pot is cooked. Of these, half are distributed and the rest are distributed.”

When asked about the future of PML-Q, Elahi said “bright.”

When asked about the possibility of former prime minister and PML-N chief member Nawaz Sharif returning to Pakistan, he said, “There is no drug yet to cure the disease of people abroad.”

A recent meeting between PTI and PML-Q leaders (who is not yet clear on who to support the no-confidence policy) came as PTI stepped up its efforts to reclaim its allies from the government.

In this regard, Qureshi called Elahi yesterday to inform him that the ruling party leader will meet the Q-League leader in Lahore today.