Opposition ponders MPs' resignations, countrywide strike to intensify protest.


ISLAMABAD -- As the opposition parties continue their sit-in in the federal capital, their Rahbar Committee Saturday deliberated other multiple options to intensify their protest including en bloc resignations from the assemblies, countrywide shutter-down, protest demonstrations and roadblocks.

Addressing a press conference here after their meeting, Convener Rahbar Committee Akram Durrani said all representing leaders of opposition parties would discuss the said proposals with their top leadership which would follow the formulation of a future strategy.

He was accompanied by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Ahsan Iqabal, Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) Syed Nayyer Bokhari, Awami National Party's (ANP) Mian Iftikhar and representatives of other five parties supporting the Azadi March.

The committee met amid serious concerns expressed by the senior leadership of the PML-N and PPP over JUI-F's plans of confrontation including the sit-in and marchers' movement towards D-Chowk.

In a separate media interaction, PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan termed JUI-F's threat to forcibly arrest and seek prime minister's resignation as unconstitutional.

Aitzaz also questioned Mulana Fazlur Rehman's authority to make such decisions which fell under the Rahbar Committee's purview and viewed that JUI-F's leader wanted to create...

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