- “Constitution and law are very clear and NA speaker should follow them,” says Pervaiz.
- “If we join hands with the Opposition, we will resign from the ministries,” he says.
- Says meeting with PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif will take place soon.
LAHORE: Punjab Assembly Speaker and senior PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Sunday said that it has been agreed among PML-Q members that the current assemblies will complete their term.
During an informal conversation with journalists in Lahore, Elahi said that the Constitution and law are very clear on the matter of the no-confidence motion, therefore, the speaker of the National Assembly should follow them.
He added that the allies of the PTI-government — PML-Q, MQM-P and the BAP — are working together.
“If we join hands with the Opposition, we will resign from the ministries,” said Pervaiz.
He added that he had a meeting with a member of the Jahangir Tareen group Awn Chaudry as well, adding that he will “soon make an announcement who to support.”
He further said a meeting with PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif will take place soon, however, the prime minister should keep making efforts.
Earlier, PML-Q had held a consultative meeting regarding the no-confidence motion during which the party discussed the relations with the current government and the Opposition. The meeting also shed light on the consultations it had held with the government allies.
Sources also said that PML-Q decided to continue the consultations tomorrow as well.
PML-N, PPP agree to give Punjab CM’s post to Pervaiz Elahi: sources
Earlier PML-N and PPP agreed to nominate Elahi as Punjab chief minister in exchange for their party’s support for the no-trust motion to oust PM Khan.
Sources within the Opposition parties said that the announcement regarding this decision will be made within the next 24 hours.
They said that PML-Q, which is a key ally of the PM Imran Khan-led government, was informed about the development by a senior leader of PPP.
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