Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar brushed off remarks by a Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) leader, caught on tape during a meeting between the party and the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) a day ago.
Speaking to media on Sunday, Sarwar said PML-Q was an ally and “such talks happened even in families.”
A video surfaced on Saturday showing a meeting between Jehangir Tareen, Punjab Minister for Mines and Minerals Hafiz Ammar Yasir, and PML-Q leaders Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and Federal Minister for Housing Tariq Bashir Cheema. In the video, Cheema can be heard telling Tareen: “Sir, control Sarwar! He will not let your chief minister continue.”
“It’s no big deal,” Sarwar commented on the exchange. “PML-Q is an allied party of PTI, such talks happen even in families. [I] have very good relations with the Chaudhry brothers.”
He said if PML-Q was nursing any grievances then the government was ready to listen. “The PTI government is transparent and all its ministers, including the Prime Minister, are open for accountability.”