Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to pay a visit to the Chaudhrys of Gujrat on Tuesday during his day-long Lahore visit, with the impending prospect of a no-trust motion and an apparent bonhomie growing between opposition parties and major government ally PML-Q.
The situation is far from clear, as PML-Q president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain revealed on Monday that he had asked PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif a few issues during their previous meeting but has yet to receive replies, according to Dawn. “During a debate on the potential no-confidence action, we asked Shehbaz Sharif several questions, but the responses are still awaited,” he said during his meeting with a six-member Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) delegation led by its emir Sirajul Haq.
Since the opposition parties increased their efforts to unseat the government, the PML-Q, a major government ally in both Punjab and the Centre, has grown in importance.
Today, the Premier will meet with the leadership of the PML-Q.
After 14 years, the PML-N approached the PML-Q early this month. The PML-Q was recently visited by PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl president Maulana Fazlur Rehman, and government ally Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan officials.
PML-Q leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi was not there when the JI team visited the Chaudhrys of Gujrat in Lahore on Monday to see Mr Hussain.
According to sources, PML-Q and JI leaders addressed a variety of topics, including the current political crisis, rampant inflation, and Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.
Both parties also debated the opposition’s motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister.
The leaders of the PML-Q warned the delegation that opposition leaders had no solid plan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is due to meet the Chaudhry brothers on Tuesday (today) on his day-long visit to Lahore in the midst of a tense political situation.
According to charges made by the opposition, the PML-Q was already criticising the PTI-led administration for allegedly failing to control spiralling inflation.