Khursheed Shah to urge PM, Imran Khan to avoid conflict

LAHORE: Leader of Opposition in National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah Monday said that he and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would hold consultation in connection with the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).

In a telephonic talk with Geo News, Shah said the opposition would put forth its names for the position of ECP chief after the government presents its nominations.

He said he had advised the government and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) not to tread the path that leads to a clash. “A conflict will only cause damage to the democracy,” he added.

Khursheed Shah said he would soon hold meetings with the PM and Imran Khan and try to persuade them to take the road to reconciliation.

He said Imran Khan should decide against going ahead with his planned long march on Independence Day. But, in case it is not possible for him to cancel his plans, then the government should adopt such a course with which a situation of clash could be avoided.

He warned that in case of violence both the government and Imran Khan will have to face a huge loss.