ISLAMABAD: Senior leader Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and leader of the Opposition in Senate, Ms Sherry Rehman has said the PPP has not yet forged any electoral or political alliance with Pakistan Muslim League-Zia, (PML-Z) candidate Ejaz-ul-Haq in NA 169, Bahawalnagar.
Speaking in the Senate on Saturday, Ms Sherry Rehman said that PPP could not think about forging alliance with the legacy of former President Gen Zia-ul-Haq, who had major role in promoting extremism and terrorism in the country.
Extremists must not be affiliated with PPP, she said alleging that over 200 members of proscribed organization were allowed to contest the elections.
The Opposition leader said that imagine the situation when the extremists sit in the parliament with us. Minority of extremists have hijacked the ideology of Pakistan, she stated. However, she said it is heartening to note that Pakistani people never elected the extremists and always rejected them.
Ms Sherry Rehman said PPP was not being allowed to organize public gatherings in various cities of Balochistan.
Talking about ECP’s result management system, she said various areas of Balochistan were still do not have internet services. Free, fair and transparent election was impossible sans giving level playing field.
She said that the imposition of section 144 in the federal capital, Islamabad would impede election campaign. Constitution of Pakistan provides right to association to everyone.