Every political party has right to elect its Opposition Leader: Shah

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah has said that it is democratic right of every political party, having majority, to elect its opposition leader.

“If even Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has clear majority in the National Assembly then it can elect its opposition leader,” he said while talking to the media persons at the Parliament House.

He said that assembly should complete its tenure to strengthen democratic institutions in the country.

To a question, he said that consultation process was underway with opposition parties and government regarding appointment of new Chairman of National Accountability of Bureau (NAB).

“I have requested Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as well as opposition parties to provide list of names for appointment of the NAB Chairman”.

He said that a person who was honest, capable, non-political and acceptable for the government as well as opposition parties should be appointed as the Chairman.

Responding to a question on Ayesha Gulalai issue, he said that it was an internal issue of PTI.

He appreciated the statement of Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, adding “We are in favour of continuity of democracy in the country.”