Establishment not ‘neutral’ in CM Elahi’s vote of confidence: Imran Khan
Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan claimed that the military establishment did not look neutral to him on the issue of vote of confidence for Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi.
Talking to senior court reporters at his Zaman Park residence, Imran Khan alleged that the establishment was doing political engineering against the PTI, claiming that party legislators were pressured not to participate in the trust vote.
He claimed that three PTI legislators had informed him that they had been approached for the purpose, adding that, ‘neutrals’ were trying to bring PPP into Punjab.
Talking about Parvez Elahi’s advice to Imran Khan and other PTI leaders to ‘be careful’ when talking about former army chief Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa, the former prime minister said: “He has his stance about Gen Bajwa and we have our position.”
On the other hand, serious differences have apparently emerged between Punjab’s ruling allies, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), over Chief Minister Parvez Elahi’s vote of confidence.
The PTI chairman wanted that Punjab Chief Minister would take a vote of confidence before January 11.
But, CM Elahi has ruled out PTI chief’s order, saying that Punjab Governor Baligh-ur-Rehman’s order for the trust vote is “illegal”.