PML-N, Tareen group agree on ouster of Buzdar

Islamabad, March 15 : The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) reached out to the Jahangir Tareen group, the disgruntled faction within the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and endorsed the latter’s stated stance of removing Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, Dawn reported on Tuesday. A joint statement issued said that “The PML-N and Jahangir Tareen group have agreed that CM Buzdar should be removed as the political and administrative matters in the province have suffered a severe blow during PTI’s rule in Punjab”. Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly and PML-N vice president Hamza Shehbaz met with the Tareen group members when they were holding their group’s scheduled meeting on the instructions of their leader Jahangir Khan Tareen, who is recovering from a medical condition in the ted Kingdom and is expected to return home next week. Political negotiations has gained momentum after the no-trust resolution was tabled by the opposition against Prime Minister Imran Khan, the ruling PTI’s allies — PML-Q, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) — met at the residence of PML-Q president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain in Islamabad and discussed developing a joint strategy with regard to the no-confidence motion in the National Assembly. Reports said that they also discussed administrative matters in Punjab and expressed grave concern over the unbridled price hike, joblessness and ever-increasing corruption pointing at the poor administrative control of CM Buzdar in the province. ACL1324

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