PML-Q indecisive about its future role: Rashid

February 25th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, Feb.25 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader and former Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said that the party is still undecided about whether it will join a national consensus government or sit in the opposition.
The PML-Q is divided on the issue of government formation. Half of the party members say that we should sit in the opposition, while half want to sit in the government, Rashid told Daily Times over phone.
Rashid was reacting to a statement made by Chaudhry Shujaat Hussein that the PML (Q) would prefer to sit in the opposition.
Rashid said he had given a deadline of March 23 to the party leadership for acceptance of his demands and if his demands were not met, he would work out his future strategy.
Responding to a question whether he wished to be the partys secretary general, Rashid said it was not only the post, but also other important issues that mattered, adding that he would have got the post long ago if the Chaudhry brothers had not opposed it.
Rashid said he had asked his leadership to deliberate on the causes of election defeat and devise a well-thought-out future strategy.
They must learn a lesson from their past mistakes, but I dont think they would do it, Rashid said. (ANI)

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