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MQM, PTI Should Fulfill Wish to Change Opposition Leader: Shah

Sukkur (September 25, 2017): Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah said on Monday that if Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) wanted to change opposition leader they should proceed and fulfill their wish. 

Talking to media in Sukkur, Shah said that he had discharged his duties as Opposition Leader with honesty and tried to unite the opposition.

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Shah added that he was proud of his performance as leader of the opposition in NA.

H said it would be a good development if there was anyone better than him to lead opposition in the National Assembly.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.

Recently, the PTI has launched drive 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.

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