ISLAMABAD- Three opposition parties including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Tuesday reached on consensus to form a six-member committee to review much controversial Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO), which the ruling party (PML-N) is planning to get passed from the Parliament in the current session.


Six members committee, including Makhdoom Mustafa, Shazi Marri, Naveed Qamar, Iyaz Soomro, Azra Fazal and Aleezay Iqbal, will thoroughly examine all the pros and cons of the PPO, said Leader of Opposition in National Assembly (NA) while talking to the media after a meeting of ANP, PML-Q and PPP. Opposition parties are allegedly opposing the ordinance fearing that it could be misused.

To a question about Ch Nisar's letter to parliamentary leaders about verification of votes, he said that Nisar's statement was actually confession of crime. He further rejected the government's stance saying that verification of votes can be carried out by ordinary ink. He further said this statement was chargesheet against PML-N government. "This letter was in media before it received to me," he added.

He further said PPP and its allied parties have severely condemned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's criticism over former PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on the matter of nationalisation policy. It would not be out of place to mention here that the PPP also strongly raised voice in National Assembly over criticism on ZAB's nationalisation policy.