The leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) have not accepted the dinner invitation from Prime Minister Imran Khan at his residence Bani Gala on Sunday (Jun 28).
According to the details, the prime minister invited the politicians on dinner at his home but the leaders of PML-Q refused to attend it, following Balochistan National Party-Mengal’s (BNP-M) rejection a day ago.
The sources said that PM Imran has invited the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and its coalition parties’ politicians to his residence for a dinner, where he is likely to take the MNAs in confidence regarding policies of the government.
The sources said that purpose of the dinner is to ensure the presence of MNAs of the ruling party and its allies in the National Assembly where the government’s budget 2020-21 is pending for approval.
It is to be noted that the PML-Q is an ally of the government but will not be attending the dinner.
The PM is also expected to discuss the PTI’s strategy for the approval of the budget.
The spokesperson of PML-Q said that the federal government contacted the party leadership and invited them to the dinner.
The party leaders will not be attending due to their busy timetables, the spokesperson added.
The spokesperson further said that the party will be voting for the PTI government’s side of the aisle for budget 2020-21.
Earlier, Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) Chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal has announced to withdraw his party from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) led federal government over its failure to implement accords with the party.
While speaking to a National Assembly session on Wednesday, BNP-M Chief said: “I am officially announcing that our party is ending its alliance with the PTI. We will stay in Parliament and will keep talking about issues.”