LAHORE: The reluctance of PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif to attend the proposed post-Eid multi-party convention (MPC) has not been acquired effectively by the host, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), whose leaders say it at all times methods its allies and is a hurdle within the alliance of the opposition.
Led by former Senator Aitzaz Ahsan, these leaders have urged Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari to take warning whereas coping with the N-League and do politics independently as an alternative of coming into into alliance in Punjab, it has been learnt.
A PML-N delegation consisting of Ahsan Iqbal, Ayaz Sadiq and Khwaja Saad Rafiq had known as on Mr Bhutto a day in the past to debate political cooperation and the MPC the PPP was delaying for the final couple of weeks for need of Mr Sharif’s availability.
They informed the host that for well being causes the celebration president can be unable to attend the MPC planned for holding instantly after Eidul Azha. Mr Sharif was in quarantine after testing optimistic for Covid-19. He recovered and examined unfavorable for the virus earlier within the month.
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The ‘excuse’ prompted Mr Bhutto to remark that the occasion can be of no use within the absence of the PML-N president, who can be opposition chief within the National Assembly.
The PPP chairman convened a gathering of senior celebration management belonging to Punjab right here on Tuesday to debate the scenario.
Aitzaz Ahsan and different ‘hawks’ expressed their reservations concerning the PML-N position [in the past and the present] saying it’s ‘habitual of using others’ for its pursuits, one of many contributors tells Dawn.
The supply quoted Aitzaz Ahsan as recalling that the N-League had ‘deceived’ Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto regardless of her sincerity, and by no means let any likelihood go for defaming the PPP management.
Mr Ahsan was additional quoted as suggesting that the celebration ought to do [independently] ideological politics in Punjab reasonably than forging alliances.
Punjab Assembly members of the PPP had been additionally not pleased with the ‘treatment’ they had been being meted out by the PML-N, saying the latter [usually] received’t take them into confidence whereas making any determination within the provincial home.
Mr Bhutto was, nevertheless, cited as urging the contributors to take a practical view of the scenario and they need to attempt to take alongside all opposition stakeholders within the drive in opposition to the ‘selected’ authorities.
Those who had been in attendance included Qamar Zaman Kaira, Aslam Gill, Chaudhry Manzoor, Barrister Amir Hassan, Altaf Hussain Qureshi, Azizur Rehman Chan, Samina Gharki, Zohaib Butt, Hassan Murtaza, Asim Mahmood Bhatti, Musa Khokhar, Inayat Shah, Imran Athwal, Allama Yusuf Awan, Dr Khayyam Hafeez, Dr Khalid Javed Jan, Israrul Haq Butt, Shazia Abid and others.
The celebration chairman stated with the joint efforts of the opposition events, this ‘incompetent’, ‘fascist’ and ‘corrupt’ authorities might be stopped from taking anti-masses steps.
These ‘incompetent’ rulers need to seize the autonomy and assets of the provinces because the 18th Amendment and the NFC Award are being made controversial, he stated, and exhorted the PPP leaders to play a pro-active position in Punjab.
He tasked them to go door to door and inform the folks concerning the ‘incompetence’ of the PTI authorities.
No PML-N chief, together with central spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, was accessible for feedback.
Meanwhile, the PPP chairman has expressed grave concern over the information of ‘kidnapping’ of senior journalist Matiullah Jan in Islamabad. He demanded that the ‘selected’ authorities should guarantee quick secure return of Matiullah Jan. “The kidnapping of Matiullah Jan is an attack not only on media freedom and democracy but on all of us.”
Published in Dawn, July 22nd, 2020