Lake of support for PTI to replace Opposition leader


Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s efforts to replace Khurshid Shah as leader of the opposition in the National Assembly suffered a major setback on Thursday when several parties refused to support their stance.
The parties include Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) and Awami National Party (ANP).
PML-Q complained that PTI did not take them into confidence over the matter as they make decision first and hold consultation afterwards.
Chaudhry Shujat argued that PTI contacted them after nominating the candidate which is useless. On the contrary, JI does not wish to replace the opposition leader for the time being.
“If someone came to us regarding the matter, we will ask them why they want this change?” said JI’s Ameerul Azeem.
QWP leader Aftab Sherpao maintained that they will not support the replacement as Khurshid Shah performed well as opposition leader. ANP while terming Shah as their opposition leader said that PTI and MQM alliance will not last long.
However; in this number game, the eyes are now set upon the seven independent candidates of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
Opposition leader in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah on Thursday claimed that Shah Mahmood Qureshi wants to take position of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan.
Syed Khursheed Shah’s statement is in reaction to Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s efforts to take the position of leader of the opposition in the national assembly.
Khurshid Shah said that Federal Minister for Railways Saad Rafique’s statement is right as we will do whatever Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari wants. On the other hand, Bilawal Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari will return to Pakistan from Dubai to prepare new plan after meeting opposition parties.—INP

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