Addressing the media in a joint press conference, Elahi said the PML-Q is ready to cooperate with all the political forces for the people of Pakistan.
Awan said that this meeting was a routine matter, as he has been meeting with members of various political parties all over the country.
He said that the the PML-Q is a stakeholder of the parliament and he has had earlier meetings with them as well.
Awan added that there is no room for pride in politics. “It is not exclusive, it is inclusive,” he said.
He said that the aim of the meeting was to understand the vision of the party that sits in the opposition adding that it was learnt that the PPP and the PML-Q share thoughts over National goals.
The minister said that these meetings will continue in the future interaction is important.
Earlier, during the course of the meeting, there were several speculations as to the purpose of the meeting.
According to Express 24/7 correspondent Mobeen Chughtai, this meeting was being viewed by analysts as a first step towards some sort of formal understanding between the PPP and the PML-Q, or perhaps even an alliance.
Considering the standing of the PPP in Punjab, along with the diminishing force of the PML-Q, the meeting could move towards some sort of an accord.
Political analyst Rasul Bux Rais, commenting on the meeting said that the PPP and the PML-N are not at good terms at the moment and so it makes sense for the PPP to court PML-Q, which he described as “a party for sale.” They will look for any avenue to come back into politics.
However, he believes that the PPP and the PML-Q, together, cannot make a government in Punjab unless they try forceful means, which will be costly for them.
He said that the Chaudarys of Gujrat symbolise the politics of opportunism and they even approached the PML-N earlier. However, Nawaz Sharif, who does want to unite the PML factions, does not want the Chaudarys or Sheikh Rashid on board.