No-trust motion: Chaudhry Shujaat, Asif Zardari to meet today

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Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain will meet People’s Party leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari today.

Current political situation and the issue of no-trust motion, tabled by the opposition in the National Assembly, will be discussed in the meeting, according to sources.

On the other hand, PML-Q, for the first time, has hinted that it might side with opposition parties if some lawmakers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) cease to support the incumbent government.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had held a meeting Federal Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema to discuss political situation of the country.

According to sources familiar with the development, PM and PML-Q leader discussed future political cooperation in case some government members decide to support opposition parties.

Sources added that Tariq Bashir Cheema told the premier that if 15 to 20 PTI members defect then PML-Q too will also be forced to support the opposition.

It merits mention, in a bid to dethrone PM Imran Khan, opposition members have jointly submitted a no-confidence motion at National Assembly Secretariat (Tuesday).

The opposition has also submitted a requisition to summon the National Assembly session in which the no-trust motion will be tabled.

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