Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s (PML-Q) leader and Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has claimed that former prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and the establishment were not on the same page on matters of foreign policy.
While giving an interview to Voice of America, Elahi said that there were a lot of issues between the establishment and Khan, among which was the stance on foreign policy.
Elahi, the leader of PML-Q, had sided with Khan when his government was facing the no-trust motion in the National Assembly.
Elahi claimed that some of the misunderstandings were related to Saudi Arabia and some other countries, but certain issues were also resolved.
The PML-Q leader also said that he was still trying to meddle between both the parties and was working to improve ties between Khan and the establishment. He also said that he had guided Khan that their target should only be their political rivals.
Elahi also stated that the success of the no-trust motion against the sitting prime minister was a hint of the establishment being neutral and they were indeed neutral at this time.
On the matter of taking the charge of the acting governor, Elahi said that he was still consulting with his lawyers and they had asked him to wait till the case regarding dissidents of PTI, that is pending in the court, was concluded.
Elahi further said that Khan was asking for the elections only for National Assembly’s constituencies and he wanted provincial assemblies to complete their term. He also emphasized that there was no harm in having early elections.
While commenting on the rumours of a dispute in the Chaudhry family, Elahi said that all such allegations were baseless as already, Chaudhry Shujaat had also clearly said that there was no clash in the family. He also said that those who had the post of minister in the government knew exactly that they had to come home when the government would change.
It is important to mention here that the son of Chaudhary Shujaat supported the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in the election of the chief minister of Punjab.