Opp did not take advantage of Asia Bibi protests: Shahbaz

Current opposition gives priority to national interests

Sarwar Awan


Pakistan Muslim League-N president and Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif on Monday said that the opposition did not try to take political advantage” of the crisis-like situation that was created by religious groups’ protests against the acquittal of Asia Bibi last week by Supreme Court.
Shahbaz Sharif said this while chairing a meeting of PML-N’s parliamentary party at the Parliament House.
The PML-N president briefed party members on the measures that helped improve the law and order situation in the country during the past few days, tweets by the PML-N say. “[Sharif] briefed party members on the positive role played by the opposition during recent sit-ins,” said a tweet.
The Opposition leader said that though the PTI had exploited such occasions for “political gains”, but the current opposition gave priority to national interest instead of doing politics on the issue.
The PML-N president was also quoted as saying that the PTI government had gained nothing from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China this week.
PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, in a statement said the meeting took stock of the overall political, economic and internal security situation of the country and deliberated upon a strategy for the future.
Marriyum Aurangzeb said that during the meeting murder of Maulana Sami-ul-Haq was strongly condemned.
Maryum said, “100 days of government are near to completion yet they have failed to outlay even a single economic project.”
About adjournment of session on Friday she said that first time in the history government has adjourned the session after pointing out lack of quorum. She said on Friday no minister was there to answer questions.
A NAB team brought Shahbaz to Parliament House, where he held a meeting with former NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, PML-N’s Sindh representative Shah Muhammad Shah and MNA Kheal Das and discussed party’s reorganisation across the country.
Shahbaz Sharif also met his lawyer Amjad Pervaiz with his team during which the ongoing NAB cases against him were discussed and consulted his lawyer about their future strategy.

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