PPP calls Imran’s demands extra constitutional

Khursheed says PTI chief should not be stopped from leading 'Azadi March'

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan People's Party leader and Opposition Leader in National Assembly Khursheed Shah has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan's demand of technocrat government was condemnable and extra constitutional.

Talking to journalists, he said that finally the cat was out of the bag, but no democratic party would accept technocrat's government. He said that the judiciary would also not allow such an extra judicial setup adding the prime minister's resignation would also be an extra judicial act.

He said that he was disappointed after Imran Khan rejected judicial commission. Khursheed said that although the Lahore High Court (LHC) had maintained that Imran Khan and his party do not proceed with their protest march, the government should not create hindrances in their way as protest was the democratic right of a political party.

He said that Imran should not be stopped from leading the 'Azadi March’ and the routes should not be blocked by containers. Shah said he did not spot any containers in the federal capital apart from those in the capital's Red Zone. The opposition leader said the demands put forth by Imran and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri were of similar nature.

While on the subject of rigging in the 2013 general elections and efforts for reconciliation brought forward by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Shah said the premier had shown political acumen by calling for the formation of a Supreme Court commission. He said that the Supreme Court could come up with a solution of the issue within the parameters of the constitution.


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