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Amid ‘London plan’ talks, ministers doubt Opp’s ability

ISLAMABAD: The pillars of government have played down the efforts of opposition parties to do something big against the government, saying they lack the capacity to do it.

Sources said a new “London plan” was in the works because key political figures – Faryal Talpur of the PPP and Makhdoom Ahmad Mehmood, disgruntled PTI leader Jahangir Tareen and former Speaker of the National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq – visited London.

“Some members of a Pakistani family, who are also in London, act as a bridge between the PMLN leadership and Jahangir Tareen. The two sides have so far exchanged a few messages through these members who are hopeful things will move forward in the days to come, ”sources said.

On the other hand, the government led by Imran is watching the situation closely and preparing to counter the forthcoming political initiatives of the opposition parties.

Sources claimed that senior PTI officials were sending reports to Prime Minister Imran Khan on the activities of opposition parties in Pakistan and abroad, adding: “The government intends to carry out another major attack on the main opposition leaders who are said to revolve around allegations of corruption and money laundering. against them.”

Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, known to be a staunch opponent of internal change, told The News: “Any constitutional method of change is now acceptable to the PML-N.”

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spokesman Zubair Umer told The News: “We are very clear in our policy that the PML-N wants free and fair general elections in the country. If we want to strengthen democracy, this is the only way to serve this purpose. “

When asked about internal change, he said “we have the same opinion as in the past”.

Sources said: “Although the PMLN is currently considering the internal change proposal, for now they are interested in whether the establishment will remain neutral in the process. He also assesses whether he can trust PPP which had withdrawn from the Murree declaration signed by Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari in 2008. ”

“If the PMLN agrees to be part of efforts to bring about internal change, it would seek a strong ‘guarantee’ that the new prime minister would announce new general elections after having implemented the necessary legislation in parliament within a clearly defined interim period. Sources said.

PPP leader Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar said in his text message to this correspondent: “Opposition parties must overcome mutual mistrust to bring forward a motion of no confidence. Unless that happens, the idea itself seems like wishful thinking.

When contacted, the Minister of Planning and Development, Asad Umer, told this correspondent: “The opposition has been trying to overthrow the government for three years and each time it has to bite the dust.