ISLAMABAD - US Ambassador Richard Olson and Chinese Ambassador Liu Jian separately called on PML-Q President Ch Shujaat Hussain and senior central leader Ch Pervaiz Elahi at their residence in Islamabad.

During the meetings, prevailing political, economic and financial situation in the country and solution of problems through Constitutional and democratic process came under discussion.


Chief of the Pakistan Muslim League - Quaid (PML-Q) Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has said that army has given a 48-hour ultimatum to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resolve the crisis.

Speaking to a private TV channel in an interview, Shujaat said that preparations were underway to hold a referendum for the formation of a national government.

The PML-Q chief said that the army was against Nawaz, adding that the prime minister had opened too many fronts with the armed forces.

Shujaat said that no one would back out from the demand of the registration of cases against Sharifs and other PML-N leaders over the Model Town tragedy.

He said the protesters were not going anywhere until the resignation of the prime minister.

Shujaat’s statement comes a day after the army said it didn’t want to intervene in the political crisis which had developed as a result of the protests led by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek.