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PML-N, PPP may not boycott Parliament


ANI Islamabad (Pakistan)
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) have taken the unanimous decision of taking part in the Parliament, rejecting the boycott call given by Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Geo News reported on Sunday.
"Despite their reservations, both the PML-N and PPP have decided that their elected candidates will take the parliamentary oath," Geo News quoted sources as saying.
The sources further added that both the political parties will soon hold a protest in the Parliament over the matter of rigged votes in the recently concluded Pakistan General Elections."The two parties have agreed to lodge a protest against alleged rigging in the 2018 General Election in the Parliament," said the sources.
A formal announcement in this regard will be made after advisory committees of PML-N and PPP will meet each other and leaders of other political parties today, reported Geo News.
The development came a day after former leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah informed PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif that the PPP will not boycott the Parliament.
Several political outfits and organisation based in Pakistan are accusing the military of rigging elections and falsely making Imran Khan's political outfit Pakistan Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) the winner.
The PTI emerged as the single largest party with 115 seats, after the Election Commission of Pakistan on Saturday released the complete preliminary results for 270 of 272 National Assembly constituencies.

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First Published: Jul 29 2018 | 1:25 PM IST

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