PTI disgraced itself by seeking support of MQM to challenge my position as Opposition Leader: Khurshid Shah


ISLAMABAD: Sept 25 (TNS): Opposition leader Khurshid Shah said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf disgraced itself by approaching the leadership of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan to challenge his position as Opposition Leader in National Assembly.

Speaking at a press conference, he said it would be a good development if there is anyone better than him to take his position.

Responding to a question, he said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf should first apologize to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s leadership for the accusations they have leveled against it in the past.

“PTI should apologize for hurting the sentiments of people of Karachi,” he said. “One thing is certain that one among them was right about the other.”

The Pakistan Peoples’ Party representative said that Chairman Senate is appointed after a mutual consent from government and opposition, and in case if both the parties reach to fail any consensus, the matter would be referred to a 12-member committee.

Shah said that a drama is being played right now in the country to destabilize parliament.

He added that his party will continue to play its positive role for strengthening democracy in the country, and will not be involved in any drama.

PTI has started making efforts to replace Opposition Leader in the National Assembly with its own member, Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

The PTI is seeking political support to make Qureshi the opposition leader before the caretaker government steps in prior to the General Elections 2018. The caretaker government is set up in consultation between the opposition and present government.

According to sources, the PTI has also established back door contact with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan.

PTI officials said if all the opposition parties unite against the Pakistan Peoples Party then a new opposition leader can emerge in the Lower House of Parliament.

Sources said the PTI has started approaching different political parties in this regard.