Shehbaz contacts opp leaders to strengthen anti-govt front

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

Pakistan Muslim League-N President Shehbaz Sharif has started making contacts with the leaders of opposition parties in a fresh bid to build a joint front against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government.

On Monday, the PML-N chief called Pakistan People’s Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, multi-party opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq, Qaumi Watan Party head Aftab Sherpao, Balochistan National Party-M President Akhtar Mengal and Awami National Party central leader Amir Haider Hoti.

Shehbaz also contacted National Party chief Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, Pashtunkhwa Millia Awami Party’s Shafiq Tareen, and MNA Mohsin Dawar of the National Democratic Movement and discussed the current political environment with the political leaders.

During the conversations, Shehbaz congratulated the opposition leaders for defeating the government-backed legislation through unity and cooperation among the opposition lawmakers.

He said the PTI was ‘forced to retreat’ due to the joint stance of the opposition. He added that the joint opposition will defeat drafts for “black laws” of the government in the next joint session of parliament.

During the conversation, Bilawal told Shehbaz that all the policies of the government could be defeated through parliament. “Parliament is the forum where elected representatives fight the case of the people,” he said, adding that this was not the first defeat of the government in parliament.

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