‘No big deal’: Punjab Governor brushes off PML-Q leader’s remarks

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar brushed off remarks by a Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) leader, caught on tape during a meeting between the party and the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) a day ago.

Speaking to media on Sunday, Sarwar said PML-Q was an ally and “such talks happened even in families.”

A video surfaced on Saturday showing a meeting between Jehangir Tareen, Punjab Minister for Mines and Minerals Hafiz Ammar Yasir, and PML-Q leaders Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and Federal Minister for Housing Tariq Bashir Cheema. In the video, Cheema can be heard telling Tareen: “Sir, control Sarwar! He will not let your chief minister continue.”

“It’s no big deal,” Sarwar commented on the exchange. “PML-Q is an allied party of PTI, such talks happen even in families. [I] have very good relations with the Chaudhry brothers.”

He said if PML-Q was nursing any grievances then the government was ready to listen. “The PTI government is transparent and all its ministers, including the Prime Minister, are open for accountability.”

Any talk of differences within the government ranks was baseless, he added.

The video in question raised questions over how much authority PTI’s Usman Buzdar wields as chief minister of the province, and the possibility of differences between the two allied parties —PTI and PML-Q.

Originally Posted on SuchTv


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