LAHORE: Although Chief Minister Usman Buzdar did not meet with any of the party MPAs expressing their concerns against his inability to rule, he met again with two PML-N and PPP MPAs saying that his doors were open to parliamentarians.
In the wake of the forthcoming Senate elections, the PTI regards these meetings as a success and describes them as “the rooting out of the PML-N and PPP wickets.”
On the other side, PTI’s active member of like-minded parties, Mamoon Tarar, emerged on Thursday via a video message chiding the dissatisfied community leader of the party, Khwaja Daud Sulemani, who came on record to state that the chief minister had struggled to stem corruption in the province and that the condition of lawlessness was also precarious.
Mr. Tarar shared his confidence in the chief minister and declared the accusations raised by Mr. Sulemani unfounded. He said he formed the like-minded organisation about a year ago inside the party and dissolved it after reservations were discussed by his group members. He believed that Mr Sulemani was not in touch with the MPA now, and that Mr Sulemani was only searching after his vested interests.
In separate meetings with Kashif Mehmood of the PML-N MPA and Raees Nabil Ahmed of the PPP MPA, the chief minister said his doors would still remain open as he wanted to serve the masses wholeheartedly. Despite criticism, he said the growth route had been accelerated and added that development work was being undertaken with the consultation of the elected officials.
For each region, the chief minister claimed that separate development packages were designed and added that development strategy would triumph over disorder and that forces seeking to foster anarchy were alienated for losing their legitimacy.