Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah has said that the people of Pakistan defeated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the Lodhran by-poll because the political party had pursued dynastic politics, Express News reported.
Talking to the media in Islamabad on Tuesday, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader voiced his disapproval over the delay in the start of consultative processes related to the formation of an interim government for general elections.
“General elections are only three months away. The consultative process for putting in place an interim government should have started already, but the prime minister has not contacted us about it yet,” Shah complained.
He added that his party would try its utmost to ensure that a competent individual was nominated for the post, urging those present to come forward with suggestions so that they can be considered during negotiations.
Commenting on the defeat of PTI in the Lodhran by-poll recently, Shah remarked that PTI chief Imran Khan wanted to end dynastic politics, but had pursued the opposite policy in the by-elections.
“Perhaps the people of Pakistan expressed their displeasure with this policy by the power of their vote and defeated dynastic politics,” he stated.
The PPP leader dismissed allegations of horse trading in the upcoming Senate elections.
“Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is involved in the fight over Senate seats, which is being fought with money, and we are the ones getting blamed,” Shah said.
He also informed the reporters that leaders of MQM were in constant contact with the ruling party in Sindh because they secretly acknowledged the fact that only PPP could solve the numerous problems of administering Karachi.
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