Who was present in PML-N lawmakers' meeting with PM Imran?

Arshad Waheed Chaudhry
Raees Ansari
Punjab CM Usman Buzdar was also present in the meeting between PM Imran and PML-N MPAs. Geo.tv/Files

ISLAMABAD: A former leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Younas Ansari, on Sunday claimed that he led 15 members of the Punjab Assembly (MPAs) and five of the National Assembly (MNAs) in a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence.

According to sources, those present in the meeting with Khan included Maulana Mohammad Ghayasuddin, Shoaib Awaisi, Chaudhry Ashraf Ansari, Faisal Khan Niazi, Ghulam Qasim Hanjra, Muhammad Arshad, Azhar Chandia, Ghazanfar Langah, Mian Jalil Ahmad Sharaqpuri, and Nishat Ahmad Khan Daha.

MPA Chaudhry Ashraf Ansari is Younas Ansari's brother, the sources said.

Sources also confirmed to Geo News that as many as 15 lawmakers of the Punjab Assembly from the opposition PML-N met with the PM on Saturday and discussed political issues with the premier.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was also present during the meeting, the sources added.

Sources present in the meeting said the PML-N lawmakers expressed their confidence in the policies of Khan and Buzdar.

On the other hand, Ansari, who in the 2018 general election won independently, also claimed that a big group of PML-N's leaders from Sindh would also meet the premier.

Ansari commented that Shehbaz Sharif, the former chief minister of Punjab and incumbent president of the PML-N, was an incompetent politician who did not what transpired at his own residence.

The former PML-N leader further went on to say that party leader Iqbal Gujjar had invited him to rejoin but he denied the offer.

In addition, Maulana Mohammad Ghayasuddin said he and Mian Jalil Ahmad Sharaqpuri met Khan to discuss problems of their constituency but that he was still part of the PML-N.

Reacting to the news of the meeting, former prime minister and senior party leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said such people would eventually face repercussions for their decisions.