Rifts Emerge Between PTI And PML-Q
Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leaders Chaudhry Pervez Elahi and Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain are not happy as Prime Minister Imran Khan did not meet his allies on his visit to Lahore on Sunday.
According to the report published in The News, the PML-Q leaders have said “courtesy demanded that the prime minister should have met the top leadership of his ally, the PML-Q when it had openly articulated its grievances and complaints.”
Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi had earlier stated that PM Imran should not view his allies with suspicion. He also asked the premier to confirm the news reports he receives before believing in them.
The report further quoted sources as saying that the prime minister’s declaration that he was not bothered about any party’s support and would not be blackmailed by anyone was not new because he has been making it since he came to power. Its repetition in Lahore needs to be read in that context.
However, PML-Q leader Chaudhry Moonis Elahi dismissed the reports and said that the Defence Minister Pervez Khattak and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) stalwart Jehangir Tareen were working with his party to implement the agreement they signed after the 2018 polls.