PESHAWAR - Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah said on Tuesday that to restore peace in the country, the government should immediately complete process for holding talks with militants.
“Despite the fact the government has fully been authorized to initiate talks with militants but no practical step has so far been taken in this regard. Military leadership has also clearly stated they would respect whatever decision was taken by the civilian leadership,” he remarked.
The PPP leader said that the government should immediately complete negotiation process to restore peace. Khursheed Shah said this while talking to reporters at the residence of PPP’s former provincial president Syed Zahir Ali Shah after attending a meeting with the party leaders and study circle for People’s Students Federation (PSF). He said that flames from Afghanistan had engulfed the entire country.
He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had not taken opposition parties into confidence on his visit to the US. The PPP leader said that former president General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf had released Nawaz Sharif in the past and now he (Nawaz Sharif) was repeating the same act. He was of the view that judiciary had always supported the military dictators.
The opposition leader said that the prime minister should not ignore other federating units. “However, if he did it, it would be a blunder on the part of N-League leadership,” he added.
To a question about Dr Shakeel Afridi, he said that gone are days of America’s slavery and now all the decisions would be taken according to constitution and interests of the country would be kept supreme before taking any decision.
He said the party would be reorganised throughout the country accepting their party’s defeat due to past mistakes.
The PPP central leader who reportedly tried to pursue the dissidents within the party also addressed the emotionally charged activists of the PSF convention. The PSF youths chanted slogans against their opponent groups and later demonstrated in front of their central leaders.