PPP stance on banning MQM

PPP stance on banning MQM

ISLAMABAD (APP): Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah Thursday opposed banning the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) saying, the new leadership should be allowed to handle the new political situation.

He said anyone showing any support to Altaf Hussain would be considered as anti- Pakistan as his diatribe against the country was unjustified and unacceptable.

Talking to media at Parliament House here, Khursheed Shah said he was not in favor of banning the MQM and so let the new political leadership handle the situation as it had distanced from Altaf Hussain.

He said that MQM should be allowed to operate and hoped that the situation would be clear within six months.

Khursheed Shah said that British High Commissioner Thomas Drew who called on him on Wednesday, had informed him that Btritish government had received a reference from Pakistan about Altaf Hussain that would be examined.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is a democratic party and it supported democracy during sit-ins of Pakistan Tehreek-i- Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).

If National Assembly rejects bill regarding Panama Leaks, the united opposition may launch movement against the government, he warned.

To a question, Khursheed Shah said that a two-member delegation from PPP would participate in the PTI's rally on September 3.

The government has charged additional tax worth Rs 100 billion on petroleum products during last one year, he alleged.

Being opposition, the PML-N termed the petroleum levy as `Jagga Tax' but now they are surprisingly charging the same at a ratio of even 35 per cent, Leader of the Opposition recalled.