ISLAMABAD: PML (Q) has once again renewed its demand for the appointment of the party leader and the senior Federal Minister Ch Pervaiz Elahi as Deputy Prime Minister otherwise the future of the alliance would be in question.The demand was made by President PML (Q) Ch Shujaat Hussain to the President Asif Ali Zardari during a meeting at Aiwan-e-Sadr here on Wednesday. On the occasion Mushaid Hussain Sayed was also present.
Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain made it clear to the President that PML(Q) joined the government on two conditions including making Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi Deputy Prime Minister instead of Senior Minister and the second was to resolve the matter of NICL scam and release of Monis Elahi but neither was accepted by the government.Chaudhary Shujaat said that if the government did not realize the demands of PML (Q) the future of competitively newly formed alliance could be shattered as PML (Q) could part their ways form the PPP led government.
President Asif Ali Zardari assured the PML (Q) Chief that both the pledges would be met after consultation with other parties in the coalition government. He said that the matter regarding the Deputy Prime Minister is a constitutional subject and it would take some time. It is pertinent to mention here that earlier PML(N), JUI(F) and MQM also parted ways with PPP on the plea that President Asif Ali Zardari did not keep his promises. – Onlinenews