Opposition to target CM Buzdar after removing PM Imran: PPP's Shah

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PPP senior leader Khursheed Shah addresses a ceremony in Sukkur on Friday, December 24, 2021. — PPI
PPP senior leader Khursheed Shah addresses a ceremony in Sukkur on Friday, December 24, 2021. — PPI

  • Khursheed Shah says Opposition plans to target NA speaker, Punjab's CM.
  • He says joint Opposition will aim at removing president after this.
  • Opposition moved no-confidence motion against PM on March 8.

ISLAMABAD: PPP stalwart Khursheed Shah has said the joint Opposition would shift their target towards the National Assembly's speaker and Punjab chief minister after removing the incumbent prime minister from his office.

"After the no-confidence motion [is passed] against PM Imran Khan, we will shift our focus towards National Assembly Speaker [Asad Qaiser] and Chief Minister Punjab [Usman Buzdar]," the veteran politician said while speaking to journalists in Islamabad Saturday.

The former Opposition leader in the National Assembly also told journalists that after CM Punjab, it would be President Arif Alvi's turn — as, according to sources, they plan on impeaching him as well.

"Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani is also trying to persuade his party [Balochistan Awami Party] members to support the Opposition's no-confidence move," the PPP leader said.

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Parallel to this, BAP President Jam Kamal Khan had told Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed that his party can make decisions for themselves.

The interior minister had earlier in the day said the BAP — an ally of the PTI in Balochistan and Punjab — would stand by PM Imran Khan in face of the Opposition's no-confidence motion.

The Opposition parties moved a no-confidence motion seeking the ouster of PM Imran Khan on March 8, accusing him of mismanaging the economy and poor governance.

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After submitting the no-confidence motion in the NA Secretariat, the Opposition is trying to woo the PTI allies in supporting its no-trust move, while the government has ramped up efforts of retaining its allies.