LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan will dash to Lahore today as the Jahangir Tareen group ramps up the pressure on Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, demanding his removal amid political uncertainty in the country due to the no-trust motion against the premier.
The prime minister has called a meeting of the PTI parliamentary party in the provincial capital to seek assurance of the party members and address their grievances ahead of crucial voting on the motion.
According to reports, the PM will also meet Usman Buzdar during his visit to Lahore, who will brief the premier on his contacts and support in the Punjab Assembly.
The PM will also meet Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar and several senior Punjab party leaders, including provincial ministers Samsam Bukhari and Asif Nakai, who are members of the Tareen group.
وزیر اعلی پنجاب @UsmanAKBuzdar سے اراکین اسمبلی کی ملاقاتوں کا سلسلہ رات گئے تک جاری: ملاقاتوں میں سیاسی امور اور موجودہ حالات پر گفتگو— CM Punjab Updates (@CMPunjabPK) March 9, 2022
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The JKT group has already announced a boycott of the parliamentary meeting.
Governor Sarwar will brief the prime minister on the latest political developments in the province. They will also hold discussions on the disgruntled Tareen group and other matters related to the government in Punjab.
According to reports, minority members of parliament will also meet the PM in Lahore today.
Tareen group asks Pervaiz Elahi’s support
Prime Minister’s visit came a day after a delegation headed by Tareen Group’s provincial minister Nauman Langrial called on PML-Q leader and Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi at his residence.
The delegation comprised provincial minister Ajmal Cheema, Aun Chaudhry, Lala Tahir Randhawa, Abdul Hayyi Dasti and Imran Shah. During the meeting, detailed consultation was held regarding the prevailing political situation in Punjab.
Elahi and Tareen Group agreed to continue contacts for the betterment of the province and the people.
Langrial said that Punjab had been destroyed and the group would have to come to the fore in the interest of the people as they had decided to remove Usman Buzdar.
He called upon Pervaiz Elahi to support the Tareen Group in this regard. He said that he would also call on Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain soon.