Opposition unites to form committee for 'joint strategy' against govt

Opposition unites to form committee for 'joint strategy' against govt

Islamabad (Staff Report): Opposition parties in the National Assembly agreed on Tuesday to adopt a joint strategy inside and outside the parliament on various issues, including a second extension in the tenure of military courts.

A meeting of leaders of opposition parties took place today on the invitation of Shehbaz Sharif at Opposition Leader’s chamber.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders Asif Ali Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Naveed Qamar also attended the meeting.

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Maulana Asadur Rehman, Awami National Party’s Amir Haider Khan Hoti and other opposition leaders were in attendance at the meeting.

From the PML-N, Rana Tanveer, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal, Rana Sanaullah, Senator Pervaiz Rasheed also present on the occasion.

During the meeting, issues pertaining to the current political situation in the country, extension in tenure of military courts and strategy of the opposition were discussed.

The opposition leaders decided to form a committee to have their concerns represented and also to challenge the government’s stance.

The leaders also agreed to take a hard stance on financial matters and to raise the issue inside the House sessions.