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The strikes north of Kabul - as well as strong American attacks against Taliban positions defending the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif - appeared aimed at enabling the northern opposition alliance to break the Taliban's front lines, where the Islamic militia has reportedly beefed-up its forces.
The opposition to the FASB went to such lengths, including organizing a good old-fashioned labor union rally.
More important than these election gimmicks is the fact that the opposition still fails to offer a clear alternative.
The bill, which would trim 20 of the 200 proportional representation seats in the 500-member lower house, was enacted last Wednesday after the House of Councillors passed it in the absence of opposition members.
A delegation comprising Rehman, the newly elected deputy chairman Saleem Mandviwala, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah and others, met senators from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) to garner support for the nominee.
The announcement of Ms Rehman's nomination was made by PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari through his official social media page on Twitter, expressing the hope that she would become the first woman to become opposition leader in the Senate.
The PPP and the PTI have made informal contacts with the other opposition parties to get their support.
The President expressed the hope that the opposition delegation would arrive in the city of Santo Domingo and participate in the negotiations.
Sources said that after the announcement of both senior leaders, crisis has also emerged in PPP for appointing new Opposition leader but Co-Chairman PPP, Asif Ali Zardari has showed readiness to appoint Senator Rehman Malik as next Opposition leader.
They condemned Daska Municipal Committee's officials for 'victimising' the opposition councillors .
For their part, the police have announced a ban on opposition activities on that day.
RIYADH, Nov 25 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia Saturday welcomed the outcomes of the second expanded meeting of Syrian opposition groups held recently in Riyadh.