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Shahbaz rejects invitation of NA speaker regarding electoral reforms in GB

September 27, 2020

LAHORE (92 News) –PML-N President and Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif has rejected an invitation of NA Speaker Asad Qaiser for a meeting regarding to electoral reforms in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) on Sunday. In a statement, expressed his concerns, Shehbaz Sharif the NA speaker is not authorized to interfere in electoral matters of GB. The PML-N president maintained that the PTI government is trying to drag this sensitive national matter into politics. He further advised the federal government to refrain from hindering the process for independent elections. He alleged that his party has decided not to extend cooperation to the government due to its dictatorial behaviour. My party will follow the resolution passed and decisions made in the opposition’s APC session, he added. Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has convened a meeting of parliamentary leaders on September 28 (Monday) to seek recommendations from the political leadership over the next elections and the Gilgit-Baltistan polls in November. The Speaker dispatched invitation letters to the parliamentary leaders in the National Assembly, including Shahbaz Sharif, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Asad Mahmood, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Tariq Bashir Cheema, Akhtar Mengal, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Sheikh Rasheed, Ghaus Bux Mahar and Nawabzada Shahzain Bugti.

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