ISLAMABAD – In spite of the fact that Opposition parties especially JUI-F joined hands with PML-N in protest against PPP-led government policies during presidential address, yet all Opposition forces joining hands to evolve a strategy against the government is still a far cry.

Because of previous record of PML-N, other Opposition parties in the Parliament especially JUI-F are still uncertain about largest Opposition party PML-N for taking them into confidence before making any future strategy, sources in the Opposition parties told The Nation.

All Opposition factions of Parliament might not remain on the same page like the rare unity witnessed during presidential address when they registered strong protest and jointly boycotted speech of President Asif Ali Zardari.

The Opposition parties created a rumpus, which marred the presidential speech for most of the time as members of the Opposition parties PML-N, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Nazriati and the National Party (NP) were united at one point.

This rare unity of Opposition parties also compelled Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan to say that all the Opposition parties are united and they would evolve a joint strategy in future. Whereas, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) is still doubtful about largest Opposition party PML-N for taking all Opposition groups into confidence before adopting any stance against the PPP-led government.

‘Main Opposition party (PML-N) hardly takes other Opposition parties into confidence and this is not our new reservation. We are ready to cooperate with PML-N but they should also not deviate and share all future plans with us’, said JUI-F senior leader Maulana Ghafoor Haideri talking to The Nation.

Ghafoor Haideri said that JUI-F has time and again registered its reservations with PML-N on this issue.‘We cooperate with PML-N on this hope that it will realise the importance of combined Opposition’, he said, adding, that unity is much important as many of issues could be raised jointly to built pressure on the government.

‘If they (PML-N) would jointly work with us before evolving any strategy we would also cooperate with them, as JUI-F detached itself as coalition partner of PPP-led government on certain principles’, he added.

It would not be out of place to mention here that although, all Opposition parties were on the ‘same page’, but the largest Opposition party, the PML-N, put up a fierce show in the House by resorting to sloganeering against President Asif Ali Zardari.