New developments reported over issue of resignations of opposition members from the Assemblies
ISLAMABAD: Both Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif agreed to constitute a committee to develop consensus among the opposition parties to resign from the assemblies, sources told The News here on Saturday.
The sources said Maulana Fazlur Rehman made a telephonic call to Nawaz Sharif on Saturday and particularly focused on two issues—resignations of the opposition members from the assemblies and presidentship of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of the opposition parties made in APC.
“Maulana Fazlur Rehman suggested that the opposition members should immediately resign from the assemblies because this political strategy would break the back of the Imran-led fragile government,” the sources said.
The sources said Maulana Fazlur Rehman also showed his desire to lead PDM because according to him PPP would also have no objection over it. “Nawaz Sharif completely agreed with the suggestion that the opposition should resign from the assemblies but he maintained that a committee should be constituted to take this decision with consensus among all the opposition parties,” the sources said.
The sources said PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari during the APC also maintained that the lawmakers of his party were ready to resign but these resignations would be submitted to Nawaz Sharif who would come to Pakistan and present them to the Speaker National Assembly. “