LAHORE: Amidst the recent rift between the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and its coalition partner the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) over certain disagreements, the PML-Q leadership has called its consultative meeting on Monday in Islamabad.
Reportedly, the party is expected to decide on its next course of action, particularly regarding alliance with the federal government, under the leadership of Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain.
PML-Q’s members of national and provincial assemblies will join the meeting.
On January 19, Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar failed to convince Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhary Pervez Elahi when he complained of matters not being resolved after a consensus was achieved amongst them.
“There has been no implementation on certain issues which were to be fixed as part of our alliance,” Elahi said in a regretful manner.
The political situation deteriorated when Punjab Minister for Mines and Minerals Ammar Yasir, the lone minister of the PML-Q in the Punjab cabinet, tendered his resignation on Friday to Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Elahi, only a few days after PTI’s federal information minister Fawad Chaudhry talked about creating a forward block in the PML-Q.
Besides, following the meeting, Elahi revealed that his party was to be given two federal and two Punjab ministries.
Responding to the speaker, Buzdar said that he was not aware of the matter and it would be discussed with Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan.