Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice chairman Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi declared on Sunday that his party would play the role of a strong, vibrant and effective opposition in the parliament.

Talking to the journalists here, he added that the PTI was the party of the future and it would make the government feel the presence of a true opposition.

He said that the media started giving results before time as a result of which the election commission had to extend polling time. “This change in the schedule also caused harm to the PTI,” he claimed.

He said that the masses rejected Gillani family altogether. “The way they ruled the country and the way the tales of their corruption surfaced created hatred and displeasure against them among masses. These negative elements played key role in their defeat,” he maintained.

Answering a question, he said that the PTI would encourage the independent members of parliament if they contacted them. “It’s not imperative that every one joins the ruling party. They can also join an ideological party like PTI,” he anticipated. 

To a query on his success from NA-150, he said that it was a PML-dominated constituency and Nawaz League’s candidates always won election from here. “But today the PTI has hoisted its flag in it,” he added.

He said that the major reason behind losing election in NA-148 his absence from by election. He declared Jamshed Dasti’s success a good omen.