Speaking on SAMAA TV’s program Awaz, Pervaiz Rashid said that the eight PML-N lawmakers who left the party a day earlier did so since they knew they would not be accommodated in the upcoming election.
“These lawmakers came as independents and they knew the party would not accommodate them hence they left,” he said. “They used the demand for South Punjab to remain relevant in politics.”
Pervaiz Rashid said that PML-N had worked hard in South Punjab and quality of roads there were similar to the motorways built all over Pakistan.
“There are schools and hospitals as well in South Punjab,” he said. “Dissidents only used South Punjab as an excuse to leave the party.”
Pervaiz Rashid reacted to rumours that Chaudhry Nisar was about to leave PML-N and join PTI. He said that it was up to Nisar to take the decision that would prove best for him.
“Party is not affected by someone’s coming or going,” he said.
Rashid rejected the perception that PML-N was pursuing a policy of clashing with state institutions.
Story first published: 10th April 2018