Opposition mulls bringing no-trust move in first week of March Shehbaz takes Fazl into confidence over meeting with Mengal

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PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and PDM Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman have decided to intensify the anti-government campaign as the opposition has prepared a strategy to table the no-confidence motion in the National Assembly.

Sources divulged on Monday that the opposition wanted to move a no-trust motion against the government and for this purpose, it would ask Speaker Asad Qaiser to requisite assembly session immediately. The opposition will submit the requisition in the first week of March.

The decision to summon the assembly session was taken by a 9-member committee of the opposition. However, the central leadership will decide when the requisition will be submitted to the speaker. The opposition would also take into consideration the preparations to be made by the government or NA speaker for holding the OIC foreign ministers meeting.

However, the sources said that the opposition was of the view that since an international conference was held at the Assembly Hall a short while ago, there was no need for more preparations.

As per opposition strategy, in case the Assembly Hall would not be available, then the assembly session could be held at Senate Hall. In case, both halls were not available, then the session could be held at Convention Centre.

Opposition sources said that after the submission of requisition, the speaker is bound to summon the assembly session. They said as soon as the assembly would be in session, the opposition would move a no-confidence motion.

In the backdrop of the opposition’s ongoing anti-government efforts, Shehbaz and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl made a telephonic contact on Monday. They talked about the contacts between opposition members and government allies.

They also exchanged views on the recommendations forwarded by the committee formed on the no-confidence motion. Sources revealed that both Shehbaz and Fazl decided to meet in Islamabad in a few days and take a final decision on the no-trust move and other issues.

Both the leaders decided to intensify the efforts against the government as well as take legal opinions on the no-trust vote against the prime minister. Shehbaz took Fazl into confidence over meeting with Balochistan National Party-Mengal President Akhtar Mengal.

 

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