Islamabad: The speaker of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly and the General Secretary of ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (N) party Shah Ghulam Qadir said that the differences of their likeminded group with Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan over government and party affairs are yet not cleared. He stated that the details of differences had been conveyed to the Party President Shahbaz Sharif and Senior Vice President Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Shah Ghulam Qadir hoped that after Eid, the central leadership of PML(N) will call parliamentary party meeting in which Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan would be directed to resolve these issues which he himself created. He added that in case the central leadership did not take these issues seriously, then his likeminded group would be compelled to take some measures against prime minister.
Shah Ghulam Qadir expressed these views at the Iftar party which he had arranged for the senior Kashmiri journalists based in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Shah Ghulam Qadir further said that governments and parties could not be run by insulting others. The first priority of political workers is self-respect which current government is not ensuring. Speaker was pointing towards Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan without mentioning his name with reference to Sardar Sakindar Hayat and Zahir Anwar incidents.
Shah Ghulam Qadir also cleared that their concerns were within the discipline of party. However, if these concerns were not addressed, these would lead to unfavourable situation. When asked about his next step, Shah Ghulam Qadir said he could not diclose this to media before time. He further added that he and his likeminded group members themselves created PML(N) in AJK and they would never leave party at any cost. From Shah Ghulam Qadir’s words, it can be infered that there could be a Forward Bloc in PML(N) that could go against Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan with help of opposition.
In last, Shah Qadir gestured that no matter whichever party come in power in AJK in future, the executive and financial roles of Kashmir Council would not be restored. In the Iftar dinner, Member Legislative Assembly Syed Aleem Shah, Hussain Kazmi and Haji Iftikhar Khadim as well as owners of newspapers Amir Mehboob, Amjad Chaudary, Javed Iqbal, Sardar Hameed, Editor Raja Kafeel, Khawaja Mateen, Abid Khursheed, Ejaz Abbasi, Shahzad Rathore, Basharat Abbasi, Khalid Ghardazi, Adeel Bashir, Samar Abbas, Kashif Mir, Azhar Hussain Naqvi were present.