PML-N to play strong opposition role: Shahbaz

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Concrete rigging evidence to be given to EC

Staff Reporter

Lahore

Pakistan Muslim League-N has announced it will sit on opposition benches in National Assembly. The decision was made after a meeting of the PML-N’s central executive committee. Sources say that PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif wanted to play the role of a strong opposition.
The PML-N would write congratulatory letters to its winners and encourage those who were defeated in the fiercely contested election. The PML-N president maintained that July 25 polls were massively rigged and his party would register a protest against it in the National Assembly, the sources said. Shahbaz said that his party would provide the election commission with evidence of rigging in various constituencies. He further said the PML-N reserved the right to challenge election results.
Sources claim that the PML-N executive committee also decided to use all legal options to expose the alleged change in the election results. In the meeting, it was decided to contract all the parties which had raised concerns with regard to results of general polls, the sources said, adding: “The PML-N has constituted committee to contact different political parties in this regard.” The PML-N would contact the independent candidates for the formation of the PML-N government in Punjab. In this regard, a committee has been constituted to contact the independents.
Meanwhile, earlier in the day Shahbaz Shahrif and KP governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra met former Premier Nawaz Sharif in Adiala Jail and discussed post-election political situation. On the occasion, Nawaz Sharif remarked that the mandate has been snatched from the people of Pakistan. During the meeting, Nawaz also rejected the results of the General Election 2018, in which Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has taken a lead. Despite the poor performance of PTI’s government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Imran was handed victory on a plate.
He further remarked that Imran no longer holds the same position that he did in 2013. Nawaz reiterated that he firmly adheres to his ‘respect for vote’ stance, adding that he is standing for the restoration of civil supremacy.

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