Democracy, accountability should go hand-in-hand: Opposition

PPP succeeds in convincing other parties on completion of assemblies’ term

Correspondent July 14, 2017
Opposition leader Khursheed Shah. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD: Most of the opposition parties, except two smaller groups, were convinced that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would abdicate his office after the report submitted by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Sharif family overseas assets, but the assemblies should complete their full term.

Opposition parties represented in parliament convened their first huddle after the report of six-member probe team constituted by the Supreme Court became public on July 10.

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Held in the chamber of Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah, opposition parties agreed to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) proposal that current assemblies should complete their full five year term, ending by mid of next year.

Opposition groups further said they believe accountability and democracy should move simultaneously. They also vowed to support the Supreme Court.


Haji Atiya | 4 years ago | Reply While Nawaz Sharif and his coterie may well have to exit stage left, one wonders on PPP's lofty statements on democracy, good governance, accountability, etc in light of how they have acquitted themselves in the past.
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