Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi claimed that the stand that his party took against US drone attacks had now become the demand of the whole nation.

“Today, the whole country is saying what the PTI stated years ago”, he said while addressing a press conference here.

Replying to a question, the former FM said that the PTI was facing difficulty in naming an opposition leader of its choice owing to a shortage of seats.

“We are compelled to compromise on certain issues in order to reach the needed majority to change the opposition leader”, said he.

Qureshi, however, added that the nation had appointed Imran Khan as the leader of the opposition unanimously.

To another question, he said that the government should not forget that the Taliban had tied peace talks with a drone ceasefire.

RAILWAYS MINISTER LAUDED: Pakistan People Party leader and former additional attorney general Habib Ullah Shakar lauded Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique for putting the department on the right course and urged the government to avoid privatisation of departments.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, he opined there was a need for improving efficiency of the departments instead of privatisation which would increase unemployment in the country.

He urged the PPP leadership to take a stand on the issue of privatisation by raising voice against the proposed process. It is imperative to consult the Council of Common Interest, governor and chief minister for privatisation but the government has not consult them so far.