LAHORE - The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) elders in a meeting on Monday has decided to launch fresh efforts to win the party rebels back before initiating any formal contacts with PPP or PML-N. The meeting of PML-Q elders and grandees was held at Chaudhrys' residence. Party president Ch Shujaat Hussain had called the meeting to discuss various options available to the party in the prevailing circumstances, mainly whether to join PPP or PML (N). Gohar Ayub, Salim Saifullah, Mushahid Hussain, Ejaz-ul-Haq, Khursheed Kasuri, Sher Afghan Niazi, Sheikh Waqas, Kamil Ali Agha, Ch Shahbaz, Hamid Nasir Chattha, Farooq Leghari, Tariq Azeem, Raja Basharat and Ch Zaheer were among the prominent Leaguers who attended the meeting. During the meeting, PML-Q leaders discussed the various available options in detail. It was decided in the meeting that the party should consolidate its and strengthen its bargaining position which they believe was only possible by brining back the dissidents into party fold before considering any option. It was also decided that in future party would maintain its political identity no matter with which party PML-Q opted for cooperation in future. The leaders were of the view that before aligning with any other political entity, the top priority for the party should be to watch and protect its own political interests. PPI adds: Pakistan Muslim League-Q has given final authority to party president Ch Shujaat Hussain to initiate dialogue with Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the formation of next government in Punjab. The party has also authorised Ch Shujaat to decide about the future alliance in the Punjab, which would be acceptable to all. The decision was made during the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of the party at the residence of Ch Shujaat Hussain on Monday. A participant of the meeting told PPI that the party leaders showed their full confidence in Ch Shujaat and decided that he would meet with PPP leadership and continues his political contacts for the formation of next government in Punjab. The decision made Shujaat would be acceptable to all, he added. He said Q-League wants to save the district government system because a large number of its party workers belong to rural areas. The party would prefer the party that ensures the continuation of the system, adding that PPP is very close to our objectives. He said PML-N has an urban-based approach and it could not support PML-Q for the district government system. In this regard PPP and PML-Q were natural allies for future government in Punjab, he observed. After the meeting, Senator Tariq Azeem said six out of 32 members of PML-Q Forward Block in Punjab Assembly have attended the meeting and have expressed their full confidence in Ch Shujaat Hussain's. On the other hand, Senator Kamil Ali Agha has said that PML-Q would intact its identity while giving a chance to PPP and PML-N to fulfil their promises with the nation. He said Ch Shujaat has already been in contact with different parties in Punjab and they would strengthen political relations with others.