LAHORE   -   Over 30 MPAs Saturday called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at the CM office separately and expressed complete confidence in his leadership. The lawmakers assured the CM that they are standing beside him and vowed to continue supporting him in future as well. They also acknowledged his interest in resolving the issues of their respective constituencies. Matters relating to overall political situation, ongoing development projects of southern Punjab, and other cities of the province came under discussion during the meeting. The CM said that the nation would never forgive those who tried to create political instability in the country. “The opposition is trying to create anarchy just to stop the process of progress and development,” he deplored and stated that politics of the opposition revolved around their vested interests. Usman Buzdar said that they were united under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and would deal with the political gimmickry of the opposition.

“The writing is on the wall for the no-confidence motion, and Prime Minister Imran Khan will emerge victorious against the opposition,” he said and added that the allocation of 35 per cent development funds for the southern Punjab was the hallmark of the PTI government.

He also termed the allotment of 32 per cent quota in the jobs for the southern Punjab another historic step of the PTI government. He said that financial and administrative autonomy had been given to the southern Punjab secretariat. “These are the huge steps taken for the first time in 70 years by the PTI government for giving rights to the people of the southern Punjab,” he maintained.

“The disappointment can clearly be seen on the faces of the leaders of the opposition,” he said and added that the politics of the opposition was not based on any principle or ideology, nor did they have any concern for the problems of the people.

“The public is fully aware that these are the same parties which ruined the national economy. Rejected elements are confused seeing the country moving towards right direction,” he said.

“The opposition is busy in political point-scoring. They should regain their senses instead of engaging themselves in the politics of chaos,” he added.

He also blamed the opposition for attempting to hinder the journey of progress and development in every critical occasion.

“The government has a clear majority in the number game. Even if the whole opposition becomes united, the no-confidence motion will not succeed. The government is fully aware about the people’s problems, and all the administrative measures are being taken to cope with the price-hike,” he claimed.

He said that the prices of essential commodities had been stabilised due to effective initiatives of the PTI government.

“Unfortunately the opposition is fulfilling the agenda of the anti-state elements. Those who put the interest of the country at stake are not true leaders,” he flayed and condemned the attempts of the opposition to divide the nation at such a critical time.

The MPAs who met the chief minister included: Azhar Abbas Chandia, Ashraf Khan Rind, Sardar Mansoor Ali Khan, Mian Alamdar Abbas Qureshi, Niaz Hussain Khan, Aun Hameed, Ghazeen Abbasi, Samiullah Ch, Nadeem Qureshi, Asif Majeed, Latif Nazar, Sardar Farooq Amanullah Dreshak, Sardar Awais Dreshak, Abdul Rahman Khan, Ch Adil Pervaiz Gujjar, Gulraiz Afzal Gondal, Umer Farooq, Rana Shehbaz Ahmad, Ahsen Saleem Baryar, Mian Farukh Mumtaz Manika, and others.

Whereas, PTI leaders including Saleem Baryar, Tahir Bashir Cheema and Punjab Assembly Chief Whip Syed Abbas Ali Shah were also present on the occasion.