ISLAMABAD - Opposition leader Khurshid Shah on Wednesday said that politicians should refrain from using abusive language.

Speaking to journalists here, Shah said use of vulgar language damages one’s personality.  “We should be decent, while expressing our political differences,” he added.

Shah said during more than 30 years in politics, he had never used offensive language against anyone.   “This is not my style. Even if someone criticises me, I respond in decent words,” he said. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s decision to attend the National Assembly session was a positive development.  Asked what suggestion he would give to the PTI chief, Imran Khan, he said: “I don’t think he needs anybody’s advice. He is a master.” Shah said that former president Asif Ali Zardari would return soon but the exact date of his arrival had not been finalised yet.