PML-Q chief asks PML-N to stop ‘horse-trading’

March 28th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Mar. 28 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain has asked the PML (Nawaz) to stop horse-trading in its quest to poach its candidates to reach the magic number in Punjab.

“PML-N is abducting our party lawmakers to form its own favorite parliamentary party for its vested interests. To regain power in Punjab, they are indulged into kidnapping our MPAs parallel to making other MPAs lucrative offers for changing the loyalties,” The Nation quoted Hussain, as saying.
Addressing a Press conference at his residence, Hussain said that PML-N was employing ’shameful’ and ‘illegal’ tactics like bribes for wooing PML-Q candidates.

He urged both the PPP and PML-N to end deceiving people, and demanded an end to governor’s rule in Punjab before March 30.

Hussain, who was using harsh words against the PML-N leadership after a long spell of restrain, asked the PML-N to return its forward bloc members to facilitate fresh talks.

“The agenda of talks between PML-N and ‘Q’ would now be an end to the illegal, undemocratic and unconstitutional practice of horse-trading and changing of loyalties of MPAs in Punjab. If the PML-N leadership wants to unite the different factions of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML), they should return our dissidents to the party fold,” he said.

The former Pakistan Prime Minister suggested to the party dissidents to migrate to India if they want to form a new parliamentary group, as there was no such law in the country’s constitution.

“There is no provision of such a new parliamentary group in Pakistan. However, there is such a law in India and if my party MPAs are interested to form a new group, they should migrate to India,” he said. (ANI)

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