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PTI divided opposition: Syed Khurshid Shah

02 October, 2017

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ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah said on Saturday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had divided the opposition.

Talking to reporters, he said that the PTI had caused a 'major breach' in the opposition benches. "I would have sacrificed my position to keep the opposition under one leader rather than cause so much damage to the united opposition. If the PTI had approached me, I would have helped them pursue their wishes," he said.

Taking a dig at Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Shah said that he was unable to understand whether the party was a coalition partner of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) or was still part of the opposition.

He said that the government would definitely benefit from the situation as the opposition parties were disunited. "Just two months ago, the MQM was a coalition partner of the ruling party," he said. Shah said that decisions on all important matters were taken after consultation with PTI. "Fakhruddin G Ebrahim was appointed as chief election commissioner in 2013 on the demand of PTI," he said. He said that all the opposition parties, except for the PTI and MQM, supported him. "If the PTI is desirous of getting the opposition leader's slot, the party should have talked to me," he said.

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