Monday Sep 25, 2017
SUKKUR: Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah said on Monday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) disgraced itself by approaching the leadership of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) to challenge his position in the National Assembly.
Speaking at a press conference, he said it would be a good development if there is anyone better than him to take the post of opposition leader.
Responding to a question, he said that PTI should first apologise to the MQM-P's leadership for the accusations they have been leveling against it in the past.
"PTI should apologise for hurting the sentiments of the people of Karachi," he said. "One thing is certain that one among them was right about the other."
The Pakistan Peoples Party's leader said that the National Accountability Bureau chairman is appointed after mutual consent between the government and opposition, and in case if both the parties reach to fail any consensus, the matter would be referred to a 12-member committee.
Shah said that a drama is being played right now in the country to destabilise Parliament.
He added that his party will continue to play its positive role for strengthening democracy in the country, and will not be involved in any drama.
PTI has started making efforts to replace Opposition Leader in the National Assembly with its own member, Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
The PTI is seeking political support to make Qureshi the opposition leader before the caretaker government steps in prior to the 2018 General Elections. The caretaker government is set up in consultation between the opposition and the present government.
According to sources, the PTI has also established back door contact with MQM-P and a meeting between the two parties in this regard will take place this week.
PTI officials said if all the opposition parties unite against the Pakistan Peoples Party then a new opposition leader can emerge in the Lower House of Parliament.
Sources said the PTI has started approaching different political parties in this regard.