Senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah has stated that though the government lacked capability, policy and attitude; but he was not in favour of mid-term elections. Speaking to a private TV channel, Shah said the new government should be allowed to work and there was no need for any in-house change. However, he added that the opposition will protest in the National Assembly against the recent price hike and that they will review if there is a need for military courts in the country. “Nawaz Sharif’s downfall was caused by forgetting the way to the parliament and choosing an alternative way,” the PPP leader said. “It is true what Imran Khan says about the parliament being fake because we all know how he got seats in the House.” Shah added that by not removing Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s names from the Exit Control List, the government has challenged the Supreme Court. Responding to a question about a possible Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and PPP alliance, the former leader of the opposition in National Assembly clarified that Asif Ali Zardari visited Nawaz Sharif only to offer his condolences at the demise of the PML-N quaid’s wife. Published in Daily Times, January 14th 2019.