SUKKUR: Oppostion Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah has said that Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf’s chief Imran Khan should play his constitutional role in the parliament.
Speaking to media representatives at his residence on Tuesday, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader urged the PTI chairman to come to sessions of the National Assembly and put forth his proposals for improvement in the electoral system.
Earlier, Shah had told reporters in Jacobabad that every political party had the right to protest against the government within the perimeters set by the Constitution.
Shah’s statements come as Imran Khan continues to make calls for the so-called “Azadi March” on August 14 in opposition to what he calls the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s rigging of the May 2013 general elections.
On a question relating to PPP’s Asif Ali Zardari’s visit to the US, Shah said it should not be seen as something out of the ordinary and that the trip had been planned and was part of a routine.
He said Zardari’s visit to America should not be politicised.
The opposition leader urged the government to talk to political forces and address their grievances, adding that the present government should be allowed to complete its five-year term.
Responding to another question, Shah said there was no reality behind the rumours of removing Syed Qaim Ali Shah from the office of Sindh Chief Minister, adding that Qaim will remain in office.