Khursheed Shah advises govt to consult army over Dharna

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ISLAMABAD : Opposition Leader in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah, has asked the government to contact the military leadership of the country to resolve the ongoing protest by religious parties in the capital.

Talking to the media in the National Assembly on Tuesday, the Pakistan Peoples Party leader said talking to the army and summoning the armed forces in aid of civil power is a constitutional right of the government.

Shah said further talks should be held to resolve the protest by religious parties, adding that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is responsible for the present situation.

With regards to the Elections Act Amendment Bill, the opposition leader said they will try their best to pass the amendment in the National Assembly today.

“Leaders can be bad but not Parliament,” he said, adding that a disqualified person leading a party can never yield positive results.

After passing it in the Senate, the opposition parties are attempting to pass the amendment bill in the National Assembly which seeks to reimpose the ban on disqualified parliamentarians from heading political parties.

Originally published by INP

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