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Sherry Rehman criticises government for not inviting opposition members to events hosted for MBS

February 18, 2019
The opposition parties were not considered as a part of the state, she says

The opposition parties are not happy with the government's decision to exclude them from the events hosted in honour of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman. 

The crown prince came to Islamabad on Sunday for a two-day visit. Many events were held for him at PM House and President House. The opposition members, however, were not invited to them.

PPP leader Sherry Rehman criticised the government for not inviting the opposition parties. The PTI government did not invite former president Asif Ali Zardari, PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the opposition leader, she said on Monday. “The opposition parties were not considered as a part of the state.”

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We never received an invitation from the government. We weren't invited to the Kartarpur Corridor groundbreaking ceremony or for the visit of Saudi crown prince, said the PPP leader. According to her, the Saudi crown prince wanted to meet the political leaders from the opposition parties.

We, however, welcome the royal guest on his visit to Pakistan, she added.


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    Naveed   February 18, 2019 11:10 pm/ Reply

    Did you not listen to MBS “We were waiting for the right leadership”. You are a seasoned politician, read between the lines…

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