Pervaiz Elahi rebuts reports of contact with PML-N, reiterates support for CM

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Punjab Assembly (PA) Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Wednesday expressed confidence in Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar, and rejected speculations that his party was in contact with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) [for a possible change in political scenario in Punjab].

Leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Elahi spoke to the media in Lahore, and rejected reports of meeting between his son Monis Elahi and Hamza Shehbaz and termed them as “incorrect.”

He asserted that he was an elected speaker of the provincial assembly of Punjab, and had no desire of becoming the governor.

“Alteration in cabinets is the privilege of the prime minister and chief ministers.”

“The entire authority lies with the prime minister to appoint whosoever as minister he wills on the basis of performance,” Elahi added.

“Our party is stays with Buzdar and our meetings meant to strengthen him,” he continued.

Elahi maintained that the differences within and outside the party are “the beauty of politics”. “You have to put aside several issues and move ahead,” he went on to say.