PML-N, PPP decide not to boycott Parliament



ISLAMABAD, July 29 (TNS): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Sunday decided that they would become part of Parliament and not opt for a boycott, local media reported.

PPP, PML-N leaders met here at residence of Ayaz Sadiq to discuss current political situation and possible alliances.

“Despite their reservations, both the PML-N and PPP have decided that their elected candidates will take the parliamentary oath,” the reports quoting  sources said.

The two parties have agreed to lodge protest against alleged rigging in the 2018 General Election in the Parliament, sources added.

Advisory committees of both the parties will meet each other and leaders of other political parties today in this regard and make a formal announcement, they further said.

Talking to media later in the day, former leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah said that Imran can form government in the Centre if he has the required numbers but he doesn’t have the required numbers. He reaffirmed that the party will sit in Parliament despite having rejected election results.