Federal Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has assigned him the task to contact the disgruntled lawmakers of the PML-N, who are fed up with the negative narrative of the party leadership, The News reported on Wednesday.
While speaking at a gathering in Nowshera, Khattak said: “Over 15 members of the National Assembly have now approached me while others are also flexing their muscles to part ways with the PML-N and join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in near future.”
The defence minister claimed that the PML-N would soon be divided into three pieces, which would help dump the politics of agitation and personal vendetta.
PML-N says the desperate effort of ‘struggling’ Buzdar to form a strong forward bloc in the PML-N could not be materialised.https://t.co/JcycFZ7p6o
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Notably, four members of Punjab Assembly belonging to the PML-N called on Punjab Chief Minister, Sardar Usman Buzdar on the last Tuesday and apprised him of the problems in their constituencies. This meeting was in continuation of their previous meetings with Buzdar who had been consistently claiming that any member of the Punjab Assembly could meet him irrespective of his/her party affiliation.
Those who called on the Chief Minister included Chaudhary Ashraf Ali Ansari, Muhammad Ghiasuddin, Muhammad Faisal Khan Niazi and Mian Jalil Ahmed Sharaqpuri. A local PML-N leader from Gujranwala Ch Muhammad Yunis Ansari was also present in the meeting.
It has been the consistent stance of these MPAs that they had not left their parent party and that they were in contact with the Chief Minister in connection with the resolution of problems in their constituencies. They have also maintained the same position in response to the show-cause notices earlier issued to them by the PML-N leadership.
Video conference controversy
MPA Sharqpuri asserted that when he met Usman Bazdar, Chief Minister Of Punjab, the league leaders had gotten angry. “It is beyond my comprehension why there is a need to show anger at a meeting held to resolve the issues of the constituency” he complained. “There is no point in getting angry at all.”
Per Siasat News, Sharqpuri also revealed that some members of the Punjab Assembly say that they can no longer walk with the party. He stated, “I opposed the speech and spoke of my conscience which Ahsan Iqbal did not like.”
‘Nawaz family against national interest’
Sharqpuri also disclosed that Maryam Nawaz, Vice President PMLN, was also furious at the time and remained angry throughout. “This style will not be good if it is maintained”, he warned. The MPA provided that the idea of clashing with the establishment was not a great idea for the future of the country.
“There are some people in PML-N who say that the party can’t walk with the party any longer”, he finally asserted. When asked by the host, Waseem Badami, whether he himself intended to leave the party, Sharqpuri promptly replied in the negative, saying that neither did he have the intention, nor did he find the need to do so.
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Still addressing Vice President PMLN’s “angry style” Sharqpuri contested that her attitude was also against the national interest, adding that the PML-N leadership would have to abandon the policy of confrontation with the institutions and think about it, for it could no longer work.
He voiced his opinion that no leader should have that kind of style at all, as portrayed by father and daughter, former PM Nawaz Sharif and Vice President PMLN Maryam Nawaz, respectively.
Siasat News urges the audience to recall that Sharqpuri was among the League members who recently met the Punjab Chief Minister. “Deviant members of the Assembly who oppose the PML-N’s policy have met Chief Minister Usman Bazdar most of the time”, they added. Social media users are praising Sharqpuri for having “used his conscience”, says the publication.