Opposition in Punjab to unite against non-party LB elections
04 September, 2013
LAHORE: Punjab Assembly's opposition has united over its opposing of Local Bodies election in Province, referring the issue to Courts and fielding joint candidates against PML-N.
Addressing a joint press conference after attending a meeting with leaders of JI, and PTI over the issue, PPP's Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo said that even PML-Q was onboard over the struggle against PML-N's contrived system of non-party LB elections.
They vowed to write to Election Commission of Pakistan to fulfill its obligation regarding the issue, while seat adjustments between PTI, JI and PPP would also be made, during countless meetings to be scheduled.
Meanwhile, all four opposition parties in the Punjab Assembly have finally announced to challenge the local government bill in court.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) also announced to issue 'Facts Sheet' about performance of PML-N government in its first 100 days.
This announcement was made by the main opposition party in Punjab Assembly, PTI Punjab President Ejaz Chaudhry along with the opposition leader in the House Mian Mehmood ur Rasheed during a reception in honour of party's newly elected MPAs from Dera Ghazi Khan on Tuesday.
PTI leaders informed the gathering that all four opposition parties including PTI, Pakistan People's Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) held a meeting and made a commitment to challenge the LG bill in court and all four parties would challenge the bill separately.
Rasheed said his party would also issue a 'Facts Sheet' about poor performance of PML-N government in first 100 days. They would also divulge the real comparison of Punjab government and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government of PTI.
On the occasion, PTI's candidate from provincial constituency of Lahore PP-150, Mehr Wajid also informed its leadership that during the re-counting of votes in the constituency he was leading with 414 votes in 99 polling stations against the PML-N candidate, Mian Marghoob, but the final result will be declared after recounting of votes in 48 other polling stations.