ISLAMABAD - While the ruling PML-N is making efforts to get much controversial Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) passed from the parliament in the upcoming session schedule on December 5, the main opposition (PPP) is all set to strongly oppose the ordinance with fear that it could be misused.

“Our party will strongly oppose ordinance. It could be misused so legal lacunas should be removed before passing it,” said Leader of opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Syed Khursheed Shah, while talking to The Nation.

Soon after the promulgation of PPO, the opposition had strongly opposed it terming it the strangulation of the civil liberties and basic human rights.

To a question about PTI’s sit-in before the Parliament House planned for tomorrow, Shah said that the KPK government should concentrate on the real issue of province. “The KPK government is not delivering in the province which is matter of concern,” he added.

Earlier, talking to media, Shah expressed serious concern over the removal of Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik, saying that it was a new kind of rigging. He further said that the PML-N government had earlier assured them to take a proper action on this matter but they taking action removed chairman NADRA.

He further said that EC should now force the incumbent government to take it decision back.

To a question about the missing persons, he said that there was a need to make efforts to recover these missing persons and no one should be picked without any legal cause.

To another question about the price hike, he came down hard on the PML-N government over the double-digit inflation rate in the country. He further criticized that this government had printed Rs 8000 billion only in six months.