SUKKUR: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Ahmed Shah has said that the possibility of an alliance or seat adjustment between Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf in the next general election cannot be ruled out.

Talking to the media during his visit to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Hospital, Sukkur, on Sunday, Mr Shah said nothing was final in politics and it would be a good sign if PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PTI chief Imran Khan ‘embraced’ each other.

When asked that the PTI chief repeatedly called the PPP leader a ‘corrupt man’, he said it was a wrong perception, adding that Mr Zardari was “our leader”.

He claimed that Senator Sherry Rehman would become leader of the opposition in the upper house of parliament with majority, adding that the PPP was the only party that focused its attention towards the welfare of people.

Says Sherry Rehman will be elected leader of opposition in Senate with a majority

The opposition leader claimed that when his party was in power it had increased the salaries of eight million employees of government and semi-government organisations. “Our party’s government had increased workers’ salaries from Rs8,000 to Rs15,000,” he said, adding that salaries would be further increased if the PPP came to power again. He said the main objective of politics was to serve humanity without any discrimination.

He said the Institute of Business Administration’s engineering university would soon be established in Sukkur.

Calling upon doctors to perform their duty honestly, he said he got 15 new dispensaries established in his constituency.

Mr Shah said the NICVD Hospital had been constructed keeping in view of the international standard and its one-month performance was quite better that would be further improved.

Published in Dawn, March 19th, 2018

Opinion

Editorial

Updated 21 May, 2022

Band-aid measure

A more pronounced impact would have been possible had the cap on energy prices been removed.
21 May, 2022

Bilawal’s defence

BILAWAL Bhutto-Zardari’s robust defence at the UN headquarters of former prime minister Imran Khan’s Feb 24 trip...
21 May, 2022

Yasin Malik’s conviction

THE conviction of veteran Kashmiri freedom fighter and head of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Yasin Malik by an...
Updated 20 May, 2022

TTP peace talks

ANOTHER attempt to sue for peace with the outlawed TTP is being made, again facilitated by the Afghan Taliban that...
20 May, 2022

Beyond the law

THE senior judiciary should take care not to overreach in its zeal to ‘fix’ issues it ideally need not worry...
20 May, 2022

Political musical chairs

YET another political crisis is brewing in Balochistan, where old rivals Jam Kamal Khan Alyani and Sardar Yar...