PTI cannot make Pervaiz Elahi as Punjab CM, says Zardari


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday claimed that Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi would not be able to become chief minister of Punjab.

“We will bring a change in Punjab as per our will. The PTI cannot make Pervaiz Elahi the chief minister as it does not have the numbers in the Punjab Assembly; we do,” declared a confident-looking Mr Zardari while speaking at a joint news conference which had been arranged to formally welcome an independent MNA from Balochistan, Aslam Bhootani, to the opposition’s fold.Ex-president ‘surprised’ by PML-Q’s fickle nature; MQM-P looking for stability at the Centre

Mr Zardari said the joint opposition would soon nominate its candidate who will become the Punjab chief minister.

Responding to a question if he would make another attempt to woo the PML-Q, Mr Zardari said it was “too late, now”.

The former president said he was surprised to see the PML-Q accepting the government’s offer despite the fact that Mr Elahi was with him a night before the decision and had felicitated him.

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