ISLAMABAD - Country’s main opposition parties, including the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf(PTI), have decided to chalk out a joint strategy on Monday (4th November) after deliberating the incident of recent drone attack caused killing of five people, including TTP Chief Hakimullah Mehsud in North Waziristan.
Though both the opposition parties had recently engaged in severely criticism against each other mainly after the appointment of NAB chairman, yet they were ready to discuss the matter jointly.
“Both the party’s stalwarts will deliberate the upcoming scenario regarding peace talks in the meting scheduled on Monday,” said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Parliamentary Leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi talking to TheNation.
Shah said that he contacted Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly
Syed Khursheed Shah, inviting him to discuss situation arising out after the recent incident of killing TTP Chief Hakimullah Mehsud.
“Khursheed Shah has agreed to hold meeting with PTI’s stalwarts before National Assembly (NA) session starting on November4,” he said, adding that they will ask government to take opposition into confidence about future strategy.
The opposition parties, he said, will thoroughly examine the situation after the incident. He further said that PTI will move resolution in National Assembly against drone attacks.
It is relevant to mention here that the recent appointment of National Accountability Bureau Chairman Ch.Qamaruzaman made through Sharif-Shah consensus sparked a row between the two main opposition parties in the National Assembly, as PTI even termed PPP a ‘friendly opposition’ to the incumbent government.
In its bid to counter the recent political offensive of Imran Khan’s Tahreek-e-Insaaf, the PPP ostensibly has finally sprung into action to do away with the stigma of “friendly opposition” and given back-to-back statements against PTI.
It was also reported the PTI is keen to remove Khursheed Shah as leader of the opposition through an opposition consensus but PTI’s electoral row with another major opposition party MQM is the main obstacle in the way to muster the strength in the National Assembly to politically humiliate PPP.