ISLAMABAD / LAHORE: All relevant political forces have increased communication as a result of Pakistan Tehreek-e-(PTI) Insaf’s refusal to announce a definitive date for the dissolution of the Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa legislatures.
On the one hand, negotiations between the PTI and Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PMLQ) were started, while Asif Ali Zardari, co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), traveled to Lahore “to prepare the way for an internal shift in the Punjab Assembly.”
At his house in Lahore on Monday, Asif Zardari met with Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, the leader of the PML-Q. According to party insiders, topics of mutual interest’ were discussed in-depth, including the county’s general political position, Punjab’s current predicament, the threat of assembly dissolution, etc.
According to federal government sources, the ruling coalition assigned Asif Zardari the duty of implementing internal reform in Punjab since it was a better alternative than imposing the governor’s control. The no-confidence motion, according to sources, wouldn’t be put up for a vote in the house. A new election for chief minister will be called if the PTI and PMLQ fail to request a vote of confidence.
According to government sources, the six assembly members of the PMLQ returning to the Shujaat group might be a game-changer. Tariq Bashir Cheema, the secretary general of the PMLQ and federal minister for national food security and research, and Rukhsana Bangash, the political secretary of the late president Asif Ali Zardari, were also there.