Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) leader Kamil Ali Agha has said that the government’s efforts to woo disgruntled allies before the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan amount to too little too late.
“It’s too late for the prime minister to cajole allies as the decision might have been taken by them,” the PML-Q leader said on Geo News.
Kamil Ali Agha said that the prime minister should have gone himself to personally meet with PML-Q honchos, the Chaudhry brothers. Instead, on Thursday Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood met with Speaker of the Punjab Assembly PML-Q’s Pervez Elahi. PM Imran is slated to meet with leaders from Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P).
“Rather than countering [the] no trust move [the] government is playing Jalsa Jalsa, although parliament has to decide the fate of no-trust motion,” Ali Agha said, chiding the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government for attempting to stage a power show instead of manoeuvring support within the power halls of Islamabad.
The PML-Q MNA further said that the ‘standard of popularity’ cannot be gauged in this instance by the size of crowds, but instead will depend on the decision made in parliament.
The National Assembly is scheduled to vote on the no-confidence motion against the prime minister this Monday, March 28. Both sides of the aisle are confident they have amassed a majority vote, while the final outcome remains anything but certain.