ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties in Senate agreed to end their protest after federal minister Ishaq Dar held out the assurance that the government would review the facts and figures presented to the lawmakers in upper house of the Parliament last week, media reported.
The opposition parties in Senate, including PPP, ANP, BNP, PML-Q and MQM, has been holding a protest session outside the Parliament House over the last three days, alleging that the PML-N government has presented wrong information about deaths in missile strikes and terrorism-related incidents.
The opposition lawmakers also gathered for the third consecutive day today to hold the protest meeting, however, federal Finance minister Ishaq Dar arrived to convince them.
Speaking to media persons, Dar assured that the government would the information presented by federal interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, adding that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken notice of the protest and has directed to resolve the issue.
Dar said the printing of ballot papers for local body elections is not government’s responsibility, reiterated that printing of around 500 million ballots is impossible.
He further said that the government would oppose the printing of ballots through private printing presses.
After Dar’s assurance, PPP’s Aitizaz Ahsan and Maula Bux Chandio announced to end the protest and boycott of Senate session.