Islamabad, Sept 22 (ANI): A straight forward warning by ally and arch rival Nawaz Sharif, not to expect any co-operation from his party in the near future, has reportedly panicked Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, making him publicly talk about 'conspiracies' being hatched against his government.
PML-N senior leader MNA Khawaja Asif has also confirmed that Sharif had given a "clear-cut message" to PM Gilani about his (Nawaz's) party's future stance."Our leadership has made it clear to PM Gilani that it will not support him on any issue and also in case a move is initiated to bring about a constitutional change," The Dawn quoted Asif, as saying.
"Rather we will go for an in-house change. It's a number game in parliament to bring a no-confidence motion against the prime minister. When we will have the required number we will go for it," he added.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief's message had reportedly panicked Gillani as it was indicative of some 'serious move' to send his government packing.
"Though apparently, Sharif has expressed his annoyance with the prime minister for backing out of his commitment to constitute an independent commission to monitor the relief work and funds collection for the flood-affected people, the premier believes that the PML-N is seriously contemplating to pose a challenge to his government at the behest of the establishment," a source said.
Gilani's son MPA Abdul Qadir Gilani said the PPP was ready to face any such challenge and added: "Governments come and go. We accept the challenges with an open heart." (ANI)