Tuesday 15 October 2019

Pakistan opposition chiefs meet to discuss ousting of Imran Khan

The move comes after the country’s prime minister vowed to call corrupt politicians to account,

Pakistan’s opposition parties leaders, from left, Shahbaz Sharif, Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Yousuf Raza Gillani attend an all-parties conference in Islamabad, Pakistan (Anjum Naveeed/AP)
Pakistan’s opposition parties leaders, from left, Shahbaz Sharif, Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Yousuf Raza Gillani attend an all-parties conference in Islamabad, Pakistan (Anjum Naveeed/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

The top leaders of Pakistan’s major opposition political parties have met in Islamabad to discuss how to oust the government of prime minister Imran Khan over his alleged failure in handling the country’s economic crisis.

Wednesday’s multi-party meeting took place the same day that Pakistan’s currency dropped to an all time low of 160 rupees to the dollar.

It also came weeks after Mr Khan vowed to ensure that all corrupt politicians are held accountable for wrongdoing.

The gathering was also attended by leaders of the parties of former president Asif Ali Zardari and ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

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Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan (Alexei Druzhinin/AP)

Mr Sharif is serving a prison term for corruption and Mr Zardari is in the custody of an anti-corruption body in connection with a money-laundering case.

Mr Khan came to power last year and enjoys a simple majority in parliament.

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