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PM Imran asks party leaders to resolve provincial issues amicably

LAHORE (Web Desk): In the wake of reported differences between Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervez Elahi and Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked party leaders to resolve the provincial matters amicably.

Mr. Khan also met Chaudhry Sarwar and senior PTI leader Jahangir Tareen on Saturday and expressed complete support for Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar. Responding to the alleged differences, PM Khan provincial and federal government both could be affected in the wake of such issues. He asked his party leaders to keep in view concerns of the allies in the government.

He directed his party men to expedite contact with lawmakers ahead of the Senate elections on two vacated seats in Punjab.

It started when Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), a key coalition partner of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government in Punjab, on Saturday alleged that Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar was not letting Chief Minister Usman Buzdar exercise his constitutional powers freely.

In a video going rounds on the social media, PML-Q leaders Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and Federal Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema are seen to be moaning about Chaudhry Sarwar to PTI’s former secretary general Jahangir Tareen at the former’s residence. They were heard saying in the video that Sarwar was not letting Buzdar do his job.

Later in his statement, Chaudhry Sarwar said CM Usman Buzdar had all the authorities and he was following the vision of PM Khan for better governance.

“We will extend complete support to the chief minister in his mission to bring about change in the province”, said Sarwar.

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