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Dissolving Punjab assembly prematurely a mistake, says Elahi
- Web Desk
- Aug 16, 2023
LAHORE – In a candid admission, former chief minister Pervez Elahi voiced his belief that the early dissolution of the Punjab assembly was an incorrect decision.
He expressed his unwavering commitment to the PTI and emphasized that his loyalty to the party remains resolute.
During a brief interaction with the media on Wednesday, the former chief minister said, “I had consistently advised the PTI Chief against the premature dissolution of the Punjab assembly and told him not to listen to Fawad Chaudhry and Shah Mehmood Qureshi”.
“Regrettably, my advice was not heeded”, Elahi lamented.
He underscored the unprecedented respect he has garnered within the PTI and affirmed his steadfast dedication to the party.
“ I cannot even think of leaving the PTI” , Elahi said.
As discussions surrounding the new caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar arose, he highlighted Kakar’s affiliations with various political parties, including his past candidacy on the PML-Q ticket.
Elahi emphasized that the government’s only viable course of action is to conduct elections, as failure to do so could lead to a loss of support from the IMF.
Responding to inquiries, Elahi expressed his optimism despite the challenging circumstances, assuring that these trying times shall pass.
He also mentioned a visit from Chaudhry Shujaat, who came to inquire about his well-being.