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ISLAMABAD (PAK TIMES): Former opposition leader of National Assembly and senior Pakistan People’s Party leader Syed Khursheed Shah expressed hope that the newly-elected Parliament complete its five years term.

Speaking during the National Assembly’s session, Khursheed Shah said attempts were made in the past to block the way of democratically elected government and parliament from completing its term.

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“I pray that the new parliament completes its five years,” Shah added.

The People’s Party leader said democracy returned to Pakistan after sacrifices of Benazir Bhutto (late) for the country.

He maintained that his party didn’t abandon the struggle for the restoration of democracy despite numerous obstacles. For the sake of people and country, we will help the government in its efforts, he added.

Shah said: “We will play a strong opposition under Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in this National Assembly.”

Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf nominee Asad Qaiser on Wednesday emerged victorious as Speaker of the National Assembly bagging 176 votes, while the joint opposition candidate Syed Khursheed Shah secured 146 votes.