Imran, establishment were not on same page: Pervaiz Elahi

PML-Q leader Pervaiz Elahi has said that former prime minister Imran Khan and the establishment were not on the same page when it came to the foreign policy of Pakistan.

Talking to the Voice of America Urdu, Pervaiz said that there were several issues which created differences between the former premier and the establishment, adding that one such issue was foreign policy.

“Some of these issues [of foreign policy] were resolved. While some misunderstandings were created regarding Saudi Arabia and other countries,” he said.

But the speaker of the Punjab assembly added that he is trying to improve ties between Khan and the establishment these days. “I’m telling him [Khan] that our direction should be to only hit our political rivals,” he said.

He said that the establishment was indeed neutral and the successful no-confidence motion against a sitting prime minister was an indication of the neutrality.

When asked if he will take charge as governor, he replied that he is still consulting his lawyers and has been advised to wait for the conclusion of the cases pending in courts.

On early polls, he said that Imran Khan wants an early election for the NA constituencies only. “He wants the provincial assemblies to complete their terms,” he told VOA Urdu, adding that “there is no harm in holding polls for the national assembly now and provincial assemblies later.”

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