All eyes on Aleem Khan, Chheena groups as PML-N, PML-Q seek support

By: News Desk
Published: 11:50 AM, 30 Mar, 2022
All eyes on Aleem Khan, Chheena groups as PML-N, PML-Q seek support
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The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Wednesday separately contacted Aleem Khan group and like-minded Chheena Group, factions within ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), for the support of their assembly members to win the seat of Chief Minister in Punjab, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

Both parties have contacted the Aleem Khan Group and sought its support. According to sources, which way the Aleem Khan Group will show its tilt is expected to be made public today.

The sources privy to the development revealed that Chaudhry Moonis Elahi from the PML-Q and Rana Sanaullah and Ataullah Tarar from the PML-N contacted Chheena Group head Ghazanfar Abbas Chheena.

Leaders of both the parties sought support for their respective candidates for the slot of Chief Minister in Punjab.

The Chheena Group claimed that the PML-Q assured them of representation in Punjab cabinet, whereas, the PML-N promised tickets in the next elections.

Malik Ghazanfar Abbas said that a meeting of the group members had been called in Lahore on Wednesday (today) to take stock of the situation.

He maintained that there were 14 assembly members in the like-minded Chheena Group, adding that the number would climb further as more assembly members were in touch with them.

It is to be noted here that the politics of Punjab has picked up pace as the political parties in the province have sped up their efforts for clinching the seat of the Chief Minister.

Reporter Ali Akbar