If Pervaiz Elahi decides, he can remain in power for the next four to five months: Chauhdry Shujaat
Says there is no possibility of early general elections in the country
LAHORE ( Web News )
Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain on Monday said that he does not see general elections happening anytime soon, adding that Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi “may remain in power for the next four to five months”.
Chauhdry Shujaat expressed these remarks while talking to the media after meeting Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif at his residence in Lahore — his second meeting with the prime minister in the last 24 hours. PML-N leader Chaudhry Salik Hussain, Attaullah Tarar Advocate and Malik Muhammad Ahmed Khan were also present during the meeting.
Chaudhry Shujaat said that the future political strategy would be decided with the consensus of other parties. “The PPP and PML-N are considering their options, including the option of a no-confidence vote,” he said
Chaudhry Shujaat said that he was not in contact with the Pakistan Democratic Alliance (PDM) but with Asif Ali Zardari and Shehbaz Sharif. “There’s a bit of tension about Punjab [Assembly], but soon a solution will come up,” he added.
The PML-Q chief said that if Pervaiz Elahi decides, he can remain in power for the next four to five months. “I do not see elections happening anytime soon because, while some people are trying to dissolve the assembly, others are attempting to save it,” he added. PML-Q Chief said there is no possibility of early general elections in the country.
The former prime minister further said that PTI Chief Imran Khan was a wise man and does not need any consultation.
Meanwhile Minister for Board of Investment Chaudhry Salik Hussain called on PPP Co- Chairman and former President Asif Ali Zardari in Lahore on Monday. He also conveyed a message of PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain to Asif Ali Zardari. On this occasion, former President Asif Ali Zardari lauded the political wisdom and acumen of Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.