Zia ul Haq’s remnants want to hold LG polls on non-party basis: Shah

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Monday slammed the Punjab government for holding local body elections on non-party basis, saying the ruling PML-N proves itself of being remnants of dictator Zia-ul-Haq.

Khursheed Shah said that superior judiciary wants early local government elections in the country. But it has not yet taken up opposition’s petition against the holding of LG polls on non-party basis.

He described Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to the United States as a failure and said that continuation of drone strikes and US demand for Dr Shakil Afridi’s release was its proof.

The prime minister could not present Pakistan’s case in a strong manner; he opined and urged the government to take the nation into confidence about talks with Taliban.

Responding to another question, he said that Pak-Iran gas pipeline project was a test case for Nawaz Sharif.