PM to consult allies on Imran’s offer to end political stalemate
Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif who spent day in Lahore in wake of political tensions ratcheting up has decided to consult allies on former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s offer of talks on holding general elections in country.
Shebbaz was given briefing by parties part of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on their strategy to deal with PTI Chairman’s threat of dissolving provincial assemblies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to force government into holding fresh general elections.
During briefing, Shehbaz’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders said that motion for vote of no confidence was ready to be moved ahead of provincial assembly’s dissolution.
“Option for implementing governor rule was also ready,” they told prime minister, adding that “governor can at any time ask for vote of confidence in Punjab Assembly.” PML-N leaders also claimed that Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has already lost majority in assembly.
Latest offer by Imran was also reviewed. Despite proclamations of federal ministers rejecting offer, Shehbaz said that any decision must be taken after consultation with all allied parties.
Published in The Daily National Courier, December, 03 2022