PML-N hammers out strategy to forestall Punjab Assembly dissolution

F.P. Report

LAHORE: In the backdrop of fast changing political situation in Punjab, a flurry of activity could be seen as the government appeared to have hammered out a line of action in face of PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s plan to dissolve the provincial assembly.


Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chaired a huddle of the PML-N leaders at his Model Town residence in Lahore on Monday.


The meeting deliberated on the next strategy of the government vis-a-vis PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s announced maneuver that he would dissolve the Punjab Assembly on December 23.


The meeting’s participants pondered over different options to form PML-N government in the population-wise largest province of the country.


The party sources said that the higher leadership of the Nawaz League directed its Members of Punjab Assembly to immediately reach Lahore.


The PML-N lawmakers have also been instructed to keep in touch with the party leadership all the time.


Sources further revealed that the PML-N leadership directed members of its allied parties and independent Members of Punjab Assembly to reach Lahore.


There is possibility that the governor would ask the chief minister to take vote of confidence.


Sources said that the opposition might also submit the no-confidence motion against the chief minister.


Whether it’s submission of no-trust motion or the move by the governor to ask the chief minister to take vote of confidence, the PML-N MPAs have been directed to stay in Lahore till further orders.


After the conclusion of the meeting, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif left for Islamabad.


The meeting was attended by Federal Minister Ahson Iqbal, Tariq Basheer Cheema, Azma Bokhari, Khalil Tahir Sindhu and others.


Separately, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also held a meeting with his advisor Aun Chaudhry. They discussed political situation prevalent in Punjab.