Sukkar: Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly , has asserted that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should have taken the parliamentary leaders of different political parties into confidence, before proceeding on his visit to the USA.

Talking to journalists, he hoped that Mian Nawaz Sharif would discuss Afghanistan and India issues with the US President and officials. Khursheed Shah said that some federal cabinet ministers had been creating an awkward situation for Nawaz Sharif , by reviving the dead issue of the construction of Kalabagh Dam.

The leader of the opposition said that the people of three provinces had rejected the project and the assemblies passed resolutions over the issue. He urged the prime minister to take notice of the propaganda over Kalabagh Dam.

Khursheed Shah said that he had not yet contacted Dr Asim Hussain. He said that if the local body elections were to be postponed for five to 10 days due to Muharram, it would not affect the election process.

Talking about the Karsaz incident, he said that it was the result of a security lapse of the then government. Khursheed Shah said, “We all salute the martyrs of the Karsaz incident, indeed all the martyrs of democracy, and vow to carry forward the democratic and egalitarian mission of the PPP as envisioned by its leaders Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto.”