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Sarwar, Elahi agree to strengthen cooperation in Punjab

LAHORE: Hours after a leaked video gave rise to rumours of differences between PTI and PML-Q, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) leader Pervaiz Elahi talked to each other on phone and vowed to strengthen cooperation as coalition partners, ARY News reported. According to details, Governor Punjab and Speaker Punjab Assembly agreed to further the cooperation between the two parties and strengthen the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in Punjab. A video emerged today…

PML-N candidate withdraws from contesting NA-65 by-polls in Chakwal

CHAKWAL: In another setback to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the party's candidate has withdrawn from the election race from Chakwal's NA-65 constituency, ARY News reported. According to details, the PML-N candidate Faiz Tamman withdrew his nomination papers on Saturday meaning rival Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) candidate remains the only heavy weight in the contest. Faiz Tamman was contesting by-polls against PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain's son Salik Hussain. By-polls a number of…

PM Imran Khan finalises 20-member federal cabinet

ISLAMABAD:  Hours after taking oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan announced the names of his 20-member federal cabinet, ARY News reported on Saturday. The cabinet has important ministries divided among Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members while some of the ministries also went to PTI's allies, the MQM-P, AML,  PML-Q and Sindh's Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA). MQM-P's Farogh Nasim got law ministry, AML Chief Sheikh Rasheed got the Railways Ministry while PML-Q's Tariq Basheer Cheema got the…

Imran is the first PM to rise on strength of the people: Chaudhry Shujaat

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) stalwart Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has said that Imran Khan is the first prime minister who has risen on the strength of the people. The veteran politician said that previous prime ministers including himself were created, and two of the previous twenty-one prime ministers were made by him. "Imran Khan is the first who become the prime minister on the strength of the people. "All other prime ministers including myself were created. In fact, two of the previous twenty-one prime…

Some PML-N MPAs to vote for PTI in Punjab Assembly, claims Tareen

LAHORE: PTI leader Jahangir Tareen called on PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi here on Sunday to discuss different issues related to formation of the provincial government in Punjab.   Speaking to media alongside the PML-Q leader after the meeting, Tareen claimed that some PML-N MPAs will vote for PTI candidates in the election of Punjab chief minister as well as speaker and deputy speaker of the provincial assembly. He further claimed that some leaders of the PML-N are also in touch with him. Tareen reiterated…

PTI offers Pervaiz Elahi Punjab assembly speakership: sources

ISLAMABAD: With the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) claiming to have secured the required strength to form a government in Punjab, PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, whose party is a coalition partner of the government-in-waiting, is likely to be appointed as speaker of Punjab Assembly. Party insiders told ARY News that the PTI has proposed to appoint the PML-Q leader as speaker of Punjab Assembly while party leader Aleem Khan has emerged as front runner for the coveted post of Punjab chief minister. PTI leader…

PML-Q to join PTI government in Punjab and center: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry on Monday announced that Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) will join his party-led government in Punjab province and center, ARY News reported. Addressing media outside party chief Imran Khan's residence, Chaudhry maintained that his party is now in position to form the government both in center and the country's most populous province Punjab with the help of independents, newly inducted members and the PML-Q. He added that at least 10…

PML-Q rejects alliance with PML-N, decides to support PTI

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) has denied all reports of forging an alliance with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to form the next government in Punjab. PML-Q leader Shujaat Hussain chaired a meeting on Sunday and rejected the offer to form an alliance with their adversary PML-N and instead decided to strengthen relations with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The PTI and PML-N are currently embroiled in a tussle for control of Punjab. The PTI has claimed to have 131 seats along with several…

Era of Sharif family’s arrogance is now over, says Pervaiz Elahi

GUJRAT: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi reacted to the conviction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Avenfield reference case, and said the era of the Sharif family is now over. The former chief minister Punjab, while addressing media in Gujrat, said the Sharif family should also be held accountable for the Model Town incident. "The era of the Sharif family's pharaoh-ism and arrogance is now over. They should also be punished for the Model Town incident," he said. He said…

Chaudhry Brothers appear before NAB team in corruption reference

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and cousin former Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi – familiarly called as Chaudhry brothers – appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday in a graft case for possessing assets beyond their known sources of income. The duo recorded their statements in the graft case before a three-member NAB team and submitted a questionnaire comprising 50 questions, mainly about purchase and sale of their assets. Chaudhry…