Tariq Bashir Cheema, the general secretary of the PML-Q and a federal minister, and RukhsanaBangash were also present, according to a brief statement released after the meeting.
The political climate of the nation and the current state of Punjab were discussed in depth, it was noted.
As the PTI’s parliamentary parties indicated on Saturday that they would be willing to comply with Imran Khan’s orders to submit mass resignations and dissolve assemblies “within a minute,” it appears that the PTI is entering the final stages of consultations to pull off its provincial power play to force snap elections.
After Imran’s unusual invitation to sit down at a table and discuss the timing for quick elections, a peculiar silence settled on Punjab’s political circles. The PML-N and PPP, the province’s opposition, which had been in a panic following PTI’s declaration to call off assembly, seemed relieved and made the decision to keep their cards close to their chests.
The opposition in Punjab has reportedly temporarily postponed its intention to move a no-confidence vote against Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, according to people familiar with the proceedings.
According to insiders, the opposition in the provinces and the ruling coalition at the center have secretly decided to take a “wait and see” stance and hold off on responding to the developments until Imran makes up his mind.
They stated that to come up with a plan of action, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will consult with the coalition allies.
Meanwhile, it was discovered that PTI will dissolve provincial administrations after December 15.