Ganging up: PML-Q invites other parties to help oust the rival league govt

Shaikh justified teaming up with the PPP, MQM and other leaders.

Our Correspondent June 09, 2014
PML-Q leader Haleem Adil Sheikh. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD AZEEM/EXPRESS

HYDERABAD:


The Pakistan Muslim League - Quaid (PML-Q) has invited all political parties and its defectors in Sindh to join its fold in a bid to overthrow the incumbent federal government before the end of this year.


Addressing a press conference at the Circuit House on Sunday, PML-Q provincial president Haleem Adil Shaikh said that his party will reach out to all political parties in the country, except the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N), to elicit their support. "The PML-N-led government has not only failed in solving energy, terrorism, inflation, debt and other issues, but has also become a security threat as it tries to weaken Pakistan's security institutions," he alleged.

"We swallowed a bitter pill by allowing the PML-N to rule this country for a year," he said. "But we can't tolerate it any more."

Shaikh also came down hard on the government's dialogue with the Taliban, arguing that it is the first government in over a decade that has been given a political mandate to negotiate. "The PML-N appears to be confused. They failed to resolve the situation as the terrorist attacks have resumed after a fleeting pause."

According to sources in the PML-Q, the party is also unwilling to take Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan as an ally because of his soft corner for the Taliban.

Shaikh justified teaming up with the PPP, MQM and other leaders, adding that his party is launching a mass mobilisation movement to directly engage the people.


Published in The Express Tribune, June 9th, 2014.

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Kamran | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

I second what Faisal said....

We are with you Dr Sahib and so is every sensible Pakistani...

Faisal | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Until Qadri's return the spirit of opposition was absent in important matters like privatization, negotiations with Terrorists, election rigging, outcome from foreign visits, budget 2013, budget 2014, instability in the country, media campaign against army, etc. etc... Time to face real opposition, the same so called people who elected these thugs through massively rigged elections will kick them out of power and the so called family owned business they call Pakistani Democracy will go bankrupt and true democracy will be established! There is no other force within parliament and out of parliament that status Quo is as threatened by as they are from Qadri! time is up, within months our nation is about to witness it's first peaceful people's REVOLUTION!

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