ISLAMABAD- Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah said today that the government did not appear clear on peace talks with the Taliban, adding that the opposition should be taken into confidence over the issue.

Speaking to journalists outside the Parliament House, Shah also said that Hamid Mir incident was unfortunate but it was not right to blame a single institution over the issue. The opposition leader underscored that people should not rally in favour of either the Pakistan army or the media. He said media had taken the shape of an institution but added that it should work within its limits. He said the government should intervene and end the conflict between Jang group and the Army.

The opposition leader said that Tahirul Qadri should not hold a rally to destroy the country and added that problems should be resolved inside the Parliament. Shah said if issues were not resolved inside the Parliament, then people would take to the roads. The opposition leader said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf’s decision to go to the courts over the Pakistan Protection Ordinance was premature, adding that

the party lacked political experience due to which the decision to approach the courts was withdrawn two weeks later.

He also demanded for consultations to be held with politicians over the country’s foreign policy. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should summon the leadership of political parties and hold consultations over existing situation. He said Abid Sher Ali had declared three provinces as thieves, adding that if Sharif did not take notice of his statements, then it would be understood that the matter was progressing under his guidance.