Lahore : Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) senior central leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Ch Pervaiz Elahi and Central Secretary General and MNA Tariq Bashir Cheema called on Opposition leader in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah during which views were exchanged over names of the caretaker prime minister.
Names from PML were given for the caretaker prime minister whereas names under consideration of the Opposition leader were also came up for discussion.
From Opposition leader side, it was stated that there is still time for finalization of the name and as such he is considering more names, . On this, the PML-Q leaders said that they will also consider more names in this regard after which the Opposition leader and PML-Q leaders will meet again.
Talking to the media after the meeting, Ch Pervaiz Elahi said in response to a question making south Punjab a province that this is being talked about today but remember that I was the first to make a demand for making south Punjab a province in a public meeting in Multan in 2011, on that occasion all these colleagues were also present who are making this demand today including former provincial president Sardar Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari, his son Awais Leghari who is now federal minister, Ishaq Khakwani, Javed Ali who is in N-League now, Rana Qasim Noon and many other colleagues were with us.
He said that he had undertaken tours of south Punjab in this regard taking the matter further but on looking back after “salaam” all these colleagues were missing, one was standing here and one was standing there. He said we have always supported the people of south Punjab and during our five years tenure undertook ideal and revolutionary works for them.