PML-Q Unofficially Takes Over Punjab Government: Report
The spokesperson of Punjab government Musarrat Cheema on Twitter has rejected a news report of Daily Jang, which claimed that PML-Q has become the de facto in charge of Chief Ministry of Punjab, although CM Usman Buzdar will remain in charge as chief minister.
According to the news story published in Daily Jang today, PMN-Q leader Moonis Elahi and Chief Secretary Punjab Azam Suleiman have decided a roadmap for distribution of public funds and power at a meeting.
The Punjab Government has termed the news report ‘baseless and factually incorrect.’
ترجمان حکومت پنجاب @MusarratCheema:
"روزنامہ جنگ میں شائع ہونےوالی خبر ”پنجاب میں ق-لیگ نے عملی طور پر وزارت اعلیٰ سنبھال لی“ حقائق سے منافی، شر انگیز اور بے بنیاد ہے
پنجاب حکومت بےبنیاد خبر شائع کرنے پر رپورٹر اور اخبار کےخلاف قانونی چارہ جوئی کاحق محفوظ رکھتی ہے"
— Government of Punjab (@GOPunjabPK) January 22, 2020
The news story stated that CM Buzdar is frustrated and has even complained Jahangir Tareen about the recent meeting on distribution of power. “Rs20 billion will be issued as development funds for the constituencies of PML-Q and the party will have the powers of giving directions to bureaucracy of Punjab,” the news report added.
The report further said that CM Punjab was up on night after coming to know about the meeting of Moonis Elahi and Chief Secretary Punjab.
The report also quoted sources as saying that Imran Khan is not willing to remove Usman Buzdar as CM Punjab Because he thinks PTI would not get enough votes to elect its new CM and thus it will lose government in the province.