Calls for Buzdar’s ouster rising in PTI – Pakistan

LAHORE: Talking about replacing the executive director of Punjab is becoming stronger even within the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) due to the growing concern over the "failure" of Prime Minister Usman Buzdar in handling the affairs of The most important province.

Although none of the party leaders would make public comments against the Punjab configuration, they would admit in substantive interviews that their government is not administering the province. "Yes, we are dissatisfied with the performance so far of Mr. Buzdar and a majority within the PTI wants it to be replaced by a better and more active political figure, but the question is: how?", Trusted a high leader of the ruling party . Sunrise.

"Since there are a number of lobbyists within the party and the ambitions of the allies [the PML-Q] They are no longer hidden, there seems to be no way to achieve the desired change, ”he said.

Upon requesting anonymity, the PTI leader said there were several groups of party leaders, such as former secretary general Jahangir Khan Tareen, governor of Punjab, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, former provincial minister Abdul Aleem Khan and information minister of Punjab, Mian Aslam Iqbal.

In this situation, he said it was very difficult to gather all the groups on one page and reach a consensus on a single name for the coveted publication.

Similarly, the PML-Q clearly stated on several occasions that it would reconsider its support for the PTI government in Punjab if the head of the prime minister were replaced.

A source in the PTI central committee, which met in Islamabad on Sunday and discussed administrative failures in Punjab, said the issue had been raised in the main circles of the party a couple of times. But, he added, such meetings and discussions were chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan just to get an idea of ​​the underground currents in the party's box, but not to make decisions. "The decisions are made only by Imran Khan, whether they are discussed in the central committee or in the central executive committee or not," he explained.

Sources said Prime Minister Khan met with CM Buzdar after the central committee meeting in Islamabad. While official news about the meeting was not disclosed to the media, some television channels reported that the prime minister expressed annoyance over his "bad governance in Punjab" and asked him to comply even if he had to change any bureaucrat.

However, a provincial leader said that this time some ministers would be shown the door, while the portfolios of the powerful would be changed if they were not completely removed from the cabinet.

Published on Dawn, November 25, 2019



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