LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday contacted Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi and assured him that his reservations regarding Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah will be addressed.
Assuring the Sargodha-based spiritual leader that his reservations will be addressed, Shehbaz said he needed “proper time” to address the matter; upon which, Sialvi expressed satisfaction, saying he had confidence in Shehbaz Sharif and postponed his demand for Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah’s resignation.
Earlier, at least 10 parliamentarians of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had tendered their resignations to Sialvi, giving him the authority to decide their political fate if Sanaullah failed to resign over ‘controversial’ remarks concerning Ahmadiyya community.
Meanwhile, Pir Sialvi’s nephew also confirmed the fact that his uncle agreed to postpone his demands following a telephonic conversation with Shehbaz Sharif.
MPA Nizamuddin Sialvi, the nephew of Pir Sialvi, said the chief minister told Pir Sialvi that Rana Sanaullah was ready to himself appear before him and address his reservations.
“Having spoken to the CM, Pir Sialvi withdrew the ultimatum given for the provincial law minister’s resignation for the time being,” he said while speaking to Geo News.
It is pertinent to mention here that Punjab Minister for Auqaf and Religious Affairs Zaeem Qadri had also called on Pir Sialvi a few days ago. In the meeting, Pir Sialvi had asked Qadri to ask Rana Sanaullah to publicly explain his position with regard to Ahmadis, recite Kalma (declaration of faith), and step down as Punjab law minister.
Sanaullah, however, said some people around Pir Sialvi had created misunderstandings but he would soon address these reservations.