ISLAMABAD - The PML-Q (Likeminded) reportedly divided on the issue of making an alliance with PML-N for next general election when party chief Senator Salim Saifullah Khan reportedly put the idea in a party meeting on Saturday. A source told TheNation that meeting was being held at the residence of the PML-Q (Likeminded) chief and a number of party members gathered there to discuss the proposed alliance. This is the first kind of meeting of its nature, however, such meetings will continue in near future, an insider informed. However, the proposal became a bone of contention when senior members including Hamid Nasir Chattha and Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri rejected the idea while expressing their concerns, the source added. The source said that Saifullah and Hamayun Akhtar Khan supported the proposed alliance. The source further told that members also discussed the alliance with other political parties including Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf and PPP. There were already some reports that PML-N President Mian Nawaz Sharif has opened the doors for PML-Q (Likeminded) with some concerns on some of the senior members of the party, besides the both sides have been holding meetings to finalise the nitty-gritty of this alliance. Meanwhile, a party member said that on the occasion Saifullah was of the view that it was the beauty of the democracy that everyone could give his views and the PML-Q (Likeminded) was a democratic party. Saifullah further said that decision would be taken while keeping in view the countrys interests. He also welcomed Nuzhat Pathan who recently quitted PML-Q and joined the Likeminded and hoped that a number of other people belonging to PML-Q would soon join his party. It is pertinent to mention here that earlier in 2010 an attempt was made to gather all leagues including PML-N, PML-Q, PML-Q (Likeminded), Awami League, PML-Z on one platform under the leadership of Pir Sahib Pigara but the efforts remained fruitless and even its senior members like Zafarullah Jamali, the former prime minister, separated himself from the whole exercise. However the PML-Qs decision to join the ruling PPP in the federal government closed the doors for the formation of a platform for united Leagues to challenge the ruling PPP in the next general elections.