ISLAMABAD - Opposition leader in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah has lashed out at the PML-N for seeking MQM's support for its presidential candidate.

Talking to a private TV channel Sunday, the PPP leader said that members of the Pakistan People's Party would not attend sessions of the provincial assemblies and parliament on the day of presidential election.

He said that his party would explain the reason for decision to boycott the presidential election during the assembly session on July 29 (today). He criticised the PML-N leadership saying that they used to call the MQM a terrorist party but have joined hands with them.

Meanwhile, PML-N Senator Jafar Iqbal has said that the country is passing through a critical time of its history and the prime minister wanted to be in touch with all the political parties for the presidential election. He said that alliance with the MQM was for the promotion of political culture in the country.

He said that the PML-N needed votes in the presidential election that is why it entered into an alliance with the MQM.