ISLAMABAD :(Web Desk)- All the 84 MNAs of the PML-N attended a dinner organised by the party president Shahbaz Sharif and gave the full mandate to the party leadership to take any decision related to the no-trust motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, party spokesperson Marriyum Aurengzeb said Sunday.
Shehbaz Sharif presided over a parliamentary part meeting in the federal capital and directed the lawmakers to stay in the city till the voting on the motion and avoid unnecessary travelling.
Shehbaz was said to have looked confident in the meeting.
Senior party leaders including Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Ahsan Iqbal, Khurram Dastgir, Rana Tanveer Hussain and others were present at the meeting.
Speaking to the MNAs, Shehbaz Sharif apprised them about the details of his meetings with the leadership of other opposition parties and government allies. He told the meeting that some issues with the PTI partners had been finalised and talks were held on other matters.
“The parliamentary party, which is confident of the success of the no-trust move, also demanded that the National Assembly session should be summoned immediately,” Marriyum Aurengzeb said.
Aurangzeb told the media that the parliamentary party felt that the PML-N would stand with the opposition parties and play an effective role in the success of the motion. “We have required numbers of members to achieve our objective and it’s Imran Khan who should worry about his party’s 12 parliamentarians who are going to vote against him,” she said.
The party sources said that the parliamentary party mainly discussed seeking cooperation from the government’s allies. The meeting particularly discussed the demand of PML-Q to elevate Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi to the slot of Punjab chief minister.
Murtaza Javed Abbasi, while responding to a question from media after the meeting regarding PML-Q demand, said that the parliamentary party decided to authorise Shehbaz Sharif to take a decision on the issue.
It also was decided in the meeting that the party members would be given dinner reception daily and Rohail Asghar would host a dinner today (Monday). It was agreed that all the decisions including acceptance of PML-Q demand would be consulted with other opposition parties.
Meanwhile, PMLN President Shehbaz Sharif thanked the parliamentary party for reposing confidence in him and giving his mandate to take a decision regarding the no-trust move.