SUKKUR- Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah today appreciated the PTI chief Imran Khan for his announcement not to become part of any movement against democracy.

Talking to journalists after a laptop distribution ceremony under the talent hunt programme here at the IBA, the opposition leader said Prime

Minister Nawaz Sharif knew that Imran Khan would not be able to join him for his visit to the IDPs camp in Bannu and he only gave invitation to the PTI chief as a formality.

Khursheed Shah said the premier adopted dual standards in his invitation of Imran Khan . He said the premier should have invited leaders from all parties in the parliament to visit Bannu. "We always advise the PM to take other parties along but Mian Sahib and his team want to take decisions on their own," he said.

To a question, the opposition leader said energy crisis hit the country due to Nawaz Sharif. He asked why Thar Coal agreement was scraped. He said the PPP started Diamer-Bhasha and Neelum-Jhelum projects. He said the prime minister had claimed to produce electricity in six months but he failed to do so.

To another question, he said, if invited, he will meet Dr Tahirul Qadri only after consultation with the party leadership. However, he said the PPP will not allow anyone to derail democracy.