Pakistan

LAHORE – Former provincial minister Rana Mashhood’s party membership has been suspended owing to his controversial statement in which he has said PML-N has struck a deal with the establishment.

Taking notice of this statement, “PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has suspended Mashhood’s party membership and sets up three members committee for probing the issue,” Marriyum Aurangzeb, the PML-N spokesperson, said on Wednesday.

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“Raja Zafar-ul-Haq, Ayaz Sadiq and Rana Tanveer will be the committee members. They will submit a report with its recommendations within two weeks,” Aurangzeb added.

“A decision regarding Mashhood will be taken based on the committee’s inquiry report,” she maintained.

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A day earlier, Mashhood while speaking to Geo News had hinted the provincial government changing hands from the PTI to the PML-N and said that matters between the party and establishment had improved.

However, the PML-N had distanced itself from Mashhood’s statement and Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor had expressed disappointment and said that the attribution of a vested statement by the PML-N leader was baseless.