PM tells Buzdar to woo disgruntled PTI lawmakers back into party
Prime Minister Imran Khan (L) on Friday had a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar in Lahore.–File photo
According to 24NewsHD TV, the prime minister has directed the Punjab chief minister to address the concerns of the angry lawmakers of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) before the Senate elections. The prime minister said that opposition parties should in no way be able to take advantage of the estranged lawmakers.
Some PTI lawmakers in Punjab have openly criticised their party’s policies in recent days.
On Wednesday, MPA Khurrum Sohail Khan Laghari decided to quit the PTI. The lawmaker from southern Punjab has long been unhappy with, what he said, dictatorship in the party and his party’s failure to create 20 million jobs for the youth according to its promise.
Senior party leaders tried to woo him time and again but to no avail. The leadership has forgotten the youth’s contribution to the party’s rise to power, he said, adding that he joined the PTI as it promised across-the-board development. He said he was answerable to voters who have been about 10 million jobs as promised by the PTI leadership.
Political analysts see the development as a blow to the ruling party ahead of the Senate elections.