LAHORE The power-sharing talks going on between the PPP and the PML-Q will not affect the Punjab govt, and there is also no possibility of the Unification Bloc members going back to the Chaudhrys of Gujrat, Chief Ministers Senior Adviser Sardar Zulfikar Ali Khan Khosa said here on Sunday. Talking to The Nation, he said infact the power-sharing negotiations had created unrest among PPP and PML-Q MNAs elected from Punjab, and they were thinking about their future course of action to safeguard their own interests. In his opinion, the two sides were trying to get closer because the PML-Q wanted to save the political future of Chaudhry Moonis Elahi (facing corruption charges) and the PPP wanted to ensure the passage of the next years budget, which looked uncertain after the MQM and the JUI (F) parted ways on account of differences with the PPP. For the sake of 'marriage of convenience, the chieftain of the Khosa tribe said, both the parties were forgetting the 'murder charges they had levelled against each other. He recalled that the PPP had held the Chaudhrys responsible for the 'assassination of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and the Chaudhrys had alleged that Bhuttos were behind the murder of Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi. Also, he said, Benazir Bhutto had clearly stated that among others Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi would also be responsible in case she was assassinated. Khosa said if the PPP and the PML-Q agreed to join hands, time was not far off when the ruling party would accuse the latter of involvement in blackmailing, just like it had done when the MQM and the JUI-F quit the coalition. Answering a question, he said the PML-N was not concerned, no matter what decision was taken by the two parties. He was asked to comment on the argument that if PML-N could stay in coalition with the PPP both at the Centre and in Punjab, there was no justification for it to question the set up being negotiated between the PPP and the PML-Q. Sardar Khosa said the two situations cannot be compared. He said the PPP had always opposed the military rule and the military dictatorship, while the PML-Q leaders had been assuring Musharraf that they would elect him as the then President a dozen times despite his military uniform. This, he said, should explain the difference between a party that the PML-N remained in coalition with for sometime and the one the PPP is choosing as its future partner. He said the PML-N parted ways with the PPP when the latter failed to honour the agreement signed by Mian Nawaz Sharif and late Ms Benazir Bhutto. The PML-N would put its case before peoples court at the time of next elections, leaving it to voters to take a decision, he said. In response to a question, Khosa said the PML-N would not join hands with the PPP nor agree to unification with the PML-Q, no matter whether or not the Punjab government retains its majority in the 372-member House. When pointed out that the PPP was alleging that the PML-N was in a majority in the Punjab because of the support being lent by the 'turncoats, he said it was like 'pot calling the kettle black. He said that the 'Q leaders were the biggest turncoats, as they had been enjoying the most important offices during the PML-N rule but turned their back on the PML-N leadership when they were facing hardships. He said the PML-Q dissidents had joined hands with the PML-N on account of their 'ideological differences with the PML-Q leadership. In return, he claimed, they had sought no offices or perks. Asked if the 'Q dissidents could expect PML-N tickets at the time of next elections, Khosa said a decision on the subject would be taken at an appropriate time. He said every party tried to put up strong and popular candidates in elections, and the PML-N would do the same. Asked about the need for more provinces, as being demanded by various parties, the PML-N leader said it was a very serious subject which needed a very careful consideration. He warned that any decision would have far-reaching consequences because of which everybody should avoid issuing emotional statements. He said a final decision should be taken after going through the arguments both in favour and against the subject. He said creation of new provinces on administrative basis could be considered, but not on linguistic and ethnic basis. In case the language or ethnicity was made the basis, there would be no end to the controversy and the things would get complicated, he stated. Elaborating on the point, he said in Punjab the dialect changes after every few kilometers. This, he said, should not mean that a new Federating unit should be carved out for such people. He recalled that PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif had said in clear terms that he would take a decision on the issue keeping in mind the national interest as well as peoples aspirations. In response to a question, he said there was nothing wrong if some Pakistani makes wealth as a result of some business and hard work in some foreign country. However, they should think of sending remittances through Pakistani banks. He said those who made wealth through corrupt practices and then siphoned it off abroad must be taken to task. Asked if the Sharifs fell in this category, as alleged by their critics, Khosa strongly denied the impression. He said the Sharifs had promoted their business as a result of goodwill, which every individual had the right to do. About the local elections, he said he could not give a timeline for when they would be held. He said the Punjab government was trying to come up with a new system of checks and balances. He said new LB polls would be held after new census and fresh delimitation of constituencies, for which no schedule could be given at present. He said the PML-N government wanted to introduce new system in consultation with all parties having representation in the Punjab Assembly.