LAHORE : (Web Desk)- Following a hard-hitting interview, PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has said that his party has not quit the ruling coalition nor has it joined the Opposition.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan is honest and his intentions are also good,” Elahi said on Wednesday in a statement that could be considered a fence mending move.
The senior PML-Q leader and Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, in an interview with a private TV channel, had said that all allies of the government have a 100% tilt towards the Opposition.
Responding to a question, Elahi had seconded PPP Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari’s claim of having more than 172 lawmakers’ support on the Opposition’s side besides “plenty of surprises in store”.
Pervaiz had also held the government responsible for its trouble, terming it devoid of wisdom.
However, today, Elahi said that PML-Q is still an ally of the PTI but a separate party.
“We are allies and a separate party. There are different views in a party but decisions are taken through consultations.”
“They are part of the government and have supported the government in every difficult time,” Parvez Elahi added.
The PML-Q leader said that they have been pointing out public issues since day one and advised the government to consult allies for its own good.
Pervez Elahi’s comments in the TV interview have raised many eyebrows and were being considered a message to the ruling party that all is not well within the alliance.
He also complained of a witch-hunt by the government against his party.
He had said a vengeful PM resorted to NAB to tackle his opponents, adding, “we started receiving threats from NAB when Moonis Elahi made a speech. This is not the way to govern.”
He had said the PML-Q has stood by the government, but it has spoiled its relations even with its own people and it is panicking because of its own members.