BADIN: The MNA of Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) from Badin Dr Fehmida Zuilfikar Ali Mirza has said that they had decided not to tender their resignations from the National Assembly unlike PTI lawmakers. Replying to a question by this reporter, Dr Mirza who was also federal Minister Imran Khan-led PTI government said that they would not resign from the National Assembly as per party policy.
She said that she and two other MNAs including Ghous Khan Mehar and Ms Saira Banu would sit on the opposition benches. Earlier Banu who attended the NA session also refused to resign from her reserved seat. Ms Banu said that it was decided by Pir Sahab Pagra, the chief of Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) not to tender resignation from the National Assembly.
She said that party leadership would decide about the future course of the actions. ” It looks that the current National Assembly is not going to complete its terms which is very unfortunate for the smooth sailing of the democratic process” she added. Dr Mirza in a TV interview said that she was ready to accept any responsibility in the parliament adding she said that she was ready to become Leader of the Opposition if her party leadership asked her to proceed with the new task.
The credible insiders confided that under the given situation Dr Mirza is the favorite candidate for the slot of Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly since all other small parties had already quit former Imran Khan–led Prime Minister while PML-Q with five seats but stands split into two groups.
Dr Mirza, if manages to become the Leader of Opposition, would create another record as the female politician of the country as she was elected as the Speaker of National Assembly,(the first ever in the Islamic world) and by winning the elections on the general seat consecutively five times without being defeated.