LAHORE: Sardar Dost Muhammad Khosa, an MPA and former chief minister of Punjab, has said desertions in the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N is a proof that the province cannot be run by someone who has become a hostage to bureaucracy.
Addressing a press conference at his residence, he said on Friday that it appeared that the Punjab government was helpless at the hands of bureaucracy. Political parties, he added, could not be run through bureaucracies, but through political workers. He asked as to why the PML-N leadership was sending messengers to negotiate differences when they should address the issue themselves. He said the PML-N leadership was not meeting Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa and his family because they know that they would not be able to hear ‘All is well’ slogan when they would meet the Khosa family.
Muslim League Nawaz is ruling Punjab even then its members are leaving it which shows that there is something seriously wrong with the party, he added.
He said the Khosa family, time and again, tried to convey to Nawaz Sharif that matters were far from good in the province. He said the media should question the PML-N Punjab leadership about the reasons for their differences with Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa and his family. He said Zulfiqar Khosa would, under no circumstances, take a step that could make the party suffer. However, he is far from happy with the state of party affairs at present.
He alleged that the party leaders and workers, who held the party flag high during the times of dictators, have been sidelined while pseudo leaders have been rewarded. He said he would resign from his membership of the assembly once his father decides so. He said the final decision about allegiance of Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa and his family with the PML-N would be revealed after the party leadership directly contacts with them and resolves the issues. Answering a query, he said he was made the chief minister of Punjab on merit and Mohsin Latif had no chance due to his political credentials. Dost Khosa said that his father and his family have been fighting for the PML-N since 1985.