PPP considers PTI real opposition in Punjab, says governor


The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has started considering the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) as the real opposition party in Punjab after the party’s successful public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan, Punjab Governor Latif Khosa said on Tuesday. He said that the PTI’s show would help in lowering the political temperature in Punjab’s politics and after observing the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) descending graph, the Sharif brothers would be in depression. The governor said that with the PTI’s rally, it was proved that the PML-N had lost its position in Punjab. To a question about the impact of the PTI’s rally on the PPP, Khosa said that the rally made no difference to the PPP, as it had representation in all four provinces, including Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK. He said that no change was emerging before 2013 and if any change would come, it would be a democratic change, as no political player was in the mood to accommodate any undemocratic step. The governor said that the PPP was trying to strengthen democracy and international observers would be invited to monitor the next general elections to make the polls transparent.