Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PMLQ) leader Moonis Elahi said on Thursday that former Chief of the Army Staff Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa had advised them to stand with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
In an interview with a private TV channel, the son of Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi said that they had offers from both the camps (PDM and PTI) when the situation was critical in the wake of the no-confidence motion against former prime minister Imran Khan but General (retd) Bajwa advised them to support the PTI.
Monnis Elahi said “Certain elements are busy on social media taking over Bajwa Sahib without any reason. This is the same Bajwa who changed the course of rivers for the PTI. Then he [Bajwa] was right, but now he is not. I’ve got a total disagreement with those who are now talking against him,”
“When he was giving you all-out support, he was right,” the PML-Q MNA said, wondering if Bajwa had now become a traitor for them.
“I’ve asked PTI office-senior leader to sit with me on a TV show and prove that he is a traitor, and I will tell you exactly what he [Bajwa] has done for you.”
Moonis said that there was no doubt that former COAS Bajwa fully supported the PTI, but when he withdrew his support, he had become a bad person. “This is a bad example and I have a disagreement with them on it. He [Gen Bajwa] was never against the PTI,” Moonis added.
“Had he [ Gen Bajwa] been against them [PTI] at that juncture, he just had to give a signal, and we would have been sitting with them [PDM],” Moonis said.
The PMLQ leader added that his inclination was with the PTI and he also talked to his father on the matter.
On the dissolution of assemblies, Moonis said that his party was of the opinion that general elections should be held as soon as possible because the popularity of Imran Khan was at its peak at the time. “This is favorable for both the PTI and its allies,” he added.
He said that if the elections are held only in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after the dissolution of assemblies, they would return with more majority for the next five years.
Moonis Elahi said the judiciary has established its neutrality and everyone knows this. “Courts have removed their blemishes.” He said that they had no contact with the new establishment.
Further, when the establishment says that they have nothing to do with politics, he buys that because they have not influenced the Punjab government.
Asif Ali Zardari in Punjab :
Earlier Former President of Pakistan and Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari camped in Lahore to concentrate on the party’s issues in Punjab and efforts to revitalize it for the next general elections as election fever grew.
Asif Ali Zardari is also anticipated to engage with the allies in formulating a plan to exercise political muscle against the PTI-PML-Q alliance’s grip on power in the province and mobilize support for the elections. According to the latest reports He is also anticipated to speak with the President of Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.
During his visit to Lahore, Asif Zardari is also expected to meet with the Prime Minister and other party leaders to finalize the list of candidates for Punjab. In addition, Asif Ali Zardari will choose officials and a party leader to head Central Punjab.
Asif Ali Zardari, who is a key ally of the PML-N-led ruling coalition, is also likely to consult with the allies on chalking out a strategy for flexing political muscles against the ruling PTI-PML-Q alliance in the province and whip up votes for the polls.
Remember that On 26th November the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan announced in a rally that the two provincial governments led by his party, Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, will be dissolved to put pressure on the government to hold early elections.
“We will not be part of this country’s political system. We have decided to quit all assemblies,” the former premier said while addressing the party workers and supporters at Rawalpindi Jalsa.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan said that his party had decided not to go to Islamabad as he didn’t want any destruction or chaos. “I would announce the date of resignations after consulting chief ministers and the parliamentary party,” he announced. It is pertinent to mention here that the Imran Khan-led party is ruling the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province while they are also in power in Punjab through a coalition with Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q).
After Imran khan’s announcement regarding the quitting assemblies. PML-Q leader Monnis Elahi tweeted and said as Imran khan gave us orders to dissolve assemblies well do it.
“They [government] cannot afford Islamabad march… they cannot stop millions from entering Islamabad. We could have created create Sri Lanka-like situation,” he said while addressing the party’s gathering in Rawalpindi on Saturday.
He added that the party has decided to quit all legislative assemblies in the country in a bid to force the incumbent rulers to announce early elections.