Before President’s address to a joint session of parliament, PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain efforts has succeeded for opposition parties walkout.
According to sources, the opposition parties joint meeting was held under chair of the Leader of Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in the parliament house on Tuesday.
During the meeting, the opposition leaders reviewed various suggestions including walkout and protest during address of President Asif Ali Zardari but the meeting ended without reaching consensus on any point.
The sources added that after the meeting, Ch. Nisar called on Ch. Shujaat. After meeting with Ch. Nisar, Ch. Shujaat telephoned JUI-F Amir Maulana Fazalur Rehman and convinced him for walkout and the opposition parties decided to stage walkout during the President’s address.
Opposition parties staged walkout one by one when President started address to the joint session of the parliament.
Maulana Fazalur Rehman, PML- Like-Minded President Senator Salim Saifullah, Ch. Shujaat, PPP-S President Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao and JI leader Senator Professor Khurshid attended the meeting.