Opposition parties to protest outside ECP on August 8

Source:  ARY News Published in Politics on Friday, August 3, 2018

ISLAMABAD: An action committee formed after the all parties conference (APC) held by several political parties agreed to protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on August 8.

A meeting of the action committee was held on Friday at the residence of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq to discuss the way forward.

Awami National Party (ANP) leader Ghulam Ahmed Bilour said a countrywide protest will be held on August 9, while the united opposition parties agreed to protest outside the ECP’s head office on August 8.

The meeting also deliberated on the name for the candidates for the Leader of the House and the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly.

Yesterday, the all parties conference decided to challenge the incoming government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan.

The opposition agreed rejected the election results and agreed to nominate unanimous candidates for the top posts. The candidate for the prime minister will belong to the PML-N.

It was decided that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will nominate its candidate for the Speaker National Assembly, while the candidate for the Deputy Speaker will be field by the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA).