ISLAMABAD - The parliamentary opposition parties on Tuesday expressed serious concern over the government’s possible move of sending directly or indirectly troops to Syria.

“Opposition parties will strongly protest if the government intends to move army officers directly or indirectly to Syria or any other country,” warned Leader of Opposition in NA Syed Khursheed Shah, chairing the opposition parties meeting. The lawmakers from PPP, ANP and PML-Q attended the meeting. 

Giving the reference of the reports, the opposition leader said that the incumbent government was considering to send retired army officers to Syria. The opposition will strongly oppose this possible move, he added.

The lawmakers mainly from PPP strongly raised protest over the attitude of Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar with different references. The meeting also discussed in length $1.5 billion aid from a Muslim country, ongoing peace negotiations and attack on Islamabad district courts.

The opposition lawmakers also discussed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had never gone to the Upper House of the Parliament. The lawmakers from opposition benches have raised this matter many times at different platforms.