ISLAMABAD - The opposition parties in upcoming National Assembly (NA) session will urge government to summon the Indian Commissioner to lodge a strong protest on Shiv Sena’s hostile behaviour against Pakistanis.

PPP, the major opposition party, in a resolution submitted in the NA Secretariat has asked government to take this issue fervently internationally and declare Shiv Sena an extremist organisation.

“The house strongly protests against the recent mistreatment of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials by Shiv Sena in India and vehemently condemns the recent chain of incidents of hostility against Pakistani nationals on diplomatic and cultural fronts,” says the resolution submitted by PPP’s lawmakers in the NA Secretariat.

The resolution also urged the government to summon the Indian High Commissioner immediately to lodge a strong protest on Shiv Sena’s behaviour. The resolution was submitted by Imran Zafar Leghari, Shazia Atta Marri, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Dr Nafisa Shah and Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani.

Sources said other opposition parties including PTI and MQM are also set to submit a resolution on the same issue in coming days. The resolutions of all these political faction will be clubbed to approve it unanimously. “We will take our resignations back on the first day of NA session and might also submit a resolution on Shiv Sena issue,” said an MQM lawmaker, talking to The Nation.

A couple of days before, the meeting of PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan was postponed with president of Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), as the activists of Shiv Sena created mess in Indian cricket board office.

The Shiv Sena’s workers a couple of days before had also attacked on the organiser of Observer Research Foundation chairman who was holding a function of former foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri’s book launch. The upcoming session will meet on November 6 to elect new Speaker National Assembly. The upcoming session after administering oath to Ayaz Sadiq might also conduct Speaker’s slot polls on the same day.–JAVAID-UR-RAHMAN