LAHORE: Former member provincial assembly (MPA) Ilyas Khan after meeting Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday, decided to sidetrack from Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and join Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
The former MPA vowed to be of service to the party, adding that he had complete faith in the leadership of Shehbaz Sharif.
Ilyas along with a few others were warmly welcomed to the party by the PML-N president, who said that PML-N is a true representative of a common man.
Earlier in April, leaders of the ruling party were booked for an anti-judiciary protest in Kasur against the apex court verdict of a lifetime disqualification of Nawaz Sharif.
A case was filed against the demonstrators, including ruling party’s Member National Assembly (MNA) Sheikh Waseem Akhtar and MPA Naeem Safdar Ansari, for allegedly using abusive language against the Supreme Court (SC), establishment and security agencies.
The incident was closely followed by the Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi directing PML-N leader Sheikh Aftab to reprimand the party members at the centre of the hiatus.
Furthermore, the Lahore High Court (LHC) ruled that six people, including two lawmakers, were to be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) for their involvement in the anti-judiciary protest.
Chinese delegation congratulates Shehbaz on OLMT success
Preceding the meeting with MPA Ilyas Khan, the CM met with a Chinese delegation that congratulated him on conducting a successful trial run of the of Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT).
Chinese contractor Norinco Group’s president lauded the pace at which CM Shehbaz wrapped up development projects across the province, making sure that major projects were wrapped up before the end of his five-year tenure.
At the inauguration of the new train at Laxmi Chowk on May 16, the chief minister said that the service is for the welfare of people from all spheres of life, including teachers, students and labourers.