Kaira says ‘Patriot-II’ in the making


–PPP leader demands action against Sindh governor if he’s in contact with PPP lawmakers

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader Qamar Zaman Kaira on Tuesday warned that attempts were being made to carve out a forward bloc within the party on the like of PPP-Patriot that was formed in the 2000s to hurt the party.

Speaking to media persons, Kaira said that the government is all set to launch a splinter group within the party to further secure its political interests.

“First a Patriot group was formed through our people, now they are attempting to make a Patriot-II,” Kaira said. “The script has been written,” he added.

He said that the PTI government is trying to come up with a reason for these meetings but everything is out in the open, they can’t fool anyone.

While replying to Fawad Chaudhry’s remarks about ousting the Sindh government, he said that it seems as if Sindh Governor Imran Ismael is in contact with the members and action should be initiated against him.

Earlier, as many as 15 members of the Punjab Assembly (MPA) and five of the National Assembly (MNA) had a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence.

Some reports suggest that in the next few days a big group of PML-N’s leaders from Sindh would also meet the premier.

He also condemned the arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab President Rana Sanaullah, saying he was not able to comprehend the way lawmaker was arrested.

He further said that no proofs in the form of photos or videos have been presented in connection with the allegations levelled against him so it’s really hard to understand that how will the court indict him in this case.

He criticised the ruling PTI, saying that the government is trying to hide its incompetence by making fake cases against the opposition leaders.