ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's entire opposition parties on Monday vowed to unite against Imran Khan .
They were discussing to form a grand opposition alliance after People’s Party (PPP) and PML-N succeeded in convincing Maulana Fazlur Rehman-led MMA to join parliament.
Senior leadership of the PML-N, PPP, Awami National Party (ANP) and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) met in Islamabad to discuss ways and means to form governments in the centre and Punjab.
The meeting, chaired by PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif, also discussed the prevailing political situation in the country and way forward to effectively address their grave concern of massive rigging.
Fazl conceded that raising issues in parliament could prove beneficial for the alliance but insisted that opposition parties should continue with their strategy on numbers game .
He said mandate of the nation was stolen in the general election and the coalition will raise this issue at every forum.
Monday s meeting was the second such interaction between leadership of the opposition parties after the first multi-party conference rejected election results and demanded re-elections.
ANP s Asfandyar Wali and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman were not in favour of taking oath in parliament.
"We think a robbery has been committed," Maulana Fazalur Rehman, head of the religious Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) party, told reporters.
"We will run a movement for the holding of elections again. There will be protests... We will not allow democracy to be taken hostage by the establishment," he said.
But PML-N, while turning down MMA leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s proposal, termed it harmful to the democratic process and suggested that the party should instead register protest against alleged rigging in the polls.