LAHORE: As a part of their efforts to reap some reward in politically fluid situation, leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Q, led by Chaudhry Shujaat Husain, on Saturday went to see Imran Khan and “discussed performance of the government”.
Of late, the PML-Q has been on a trail to meet every politically active party or leader, and see how it could work in their favour. During the last two weeks, they have met Maulana Fazlur Rehman, chief of Jamaat-i-Islami, leadership of the MQM and on Saturday Imran Khan.
According to party insiders, there was no specific agenda for the meeting as Imran Khan differed with Chaudhrys on most of the issues afflicting the national politics except for price hike and bad governance.
Speaking about the objective of the meeting, Shujaat Husain said: “We want an alliance against all those who want to fail the state, and one that can cleanse politics. Imran Khan is a man of character and no one has questioned his integrity, including his critics.”
Imran Khan, on his part, also found some common ground with the Chaudhrys when he said that the PML-Q was the “only party playing role of opposition in the country. The PPP and the PML-N are partners in crimes and saving each other.”
However, the leadership of both parties was too careful to make any future commitment and restricted their comments to weaknesses of the government. According to PML-Q insiders, it was a God-send opportunity for Chaudhrys when Maulana Fazlur Reman quit the government and made Islamabad politically unstable.—Staff Reporter