RAWALPINDI - Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and Awami Muslim League (AML) have decided to form a grand alliance of opposition parties to topple the incumbent government, which they said has totally failed to deliver.

Addressing a joint press conference at the AML Public Secretariat, Lal Haveli on Thursday, PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and AML chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed announced that they would give a tumultuous welcome to Dr Allama Tahirul Qadri upon his arrival on June 23 and also join the PAT’s sit-in against erroneous policies of the government. Former CM Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi was also present on the occasion.

AML President Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said that he would himself go to airport for receiving the PAT chief. He said he would also launch a train march from Rawalpindi to Lahore on June 20. He said the AML and PML-Q have reached an understanding to play a final round and topple the incumbent government.

“There will be no talks with the government and train march will also launched, come what may,” he added.

PML-Q chief Ch Shujaat Hussain said both parties would take to streets and roads against the government as N-League totally failed to mitigate miseries of the masses. He said terrorists have been targeting sensitive installations and people freely while the government was hesitant in taking action against them. He said he would approach the PTI chief and convince him to be part of their grand alliance against the PML-N government.

To a question about overthrowing an elected government, he said it were the wrong polices of the incumbent regime, which forced them to come on roads against it.

On this occasion, Ch Pervaiz Elahi said his party supporters would welcome Sh Rasheed everywhere and would join his train march as well. He said he would convince other opposition parties to make a grand alliance and get rid of the current system based on ‘inequality and injustice’. “I will try to convince the Pakistan People’s Party to join us,” he added. He said opposition parties’ movement would test the current government as well as judiciary’s patience.

“It will also tell the people how much they are allowed by the government to exercise their right to peaceful demonstrations,” he added.