Haideri says PM lost parliamentary majority

The prime minister had lost parliamentary majority and he should resign from office, said Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) leader Moulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri on Monday.

The political temperature in Pakistan continues to rise and there are increased contacts between all political parties after the government’s key ally MQM announced to quit the coalition in protest over what it said the policies that are ‘unbearable’ for masses.

The JUI-F and Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PMLQ) leadership met in Lahore.

Talking to media representatives after the meeting, Moulana Haideri said the MQM’s decision had transformed the political situation in country.

It was a moral obligation for the government to relinquish power as it had already lost simple majority in the parliament, added Haideri.

Speaking on the occasion, PMLQ Chief Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain told the premier was to meet him today (Monday) and party strategy would be announced thereafter.

Meanwhile, Chaudhary Pervez Elahi said the ball was now in the court of PMLN. Nawaz Sharif would now have to decide whether it would support the government and stay in power in Punjab or it would play a real opposition, added he.