NA unanimously rejects unconstitutional demands of PTI, PAT
ISLAMABAD, Aug 21 (Online): The National Assembly today (Thursday) unanimously passed a resolution rejecting the unconstitutional demands of the protesting parties for the resignation of the prime minister and dissolution of the assemblies.
The resolution moved by Mahmoud Khan Achakzai strongly condemned the derogatory and defamatory language used by the leadership of protesting parties.
The resolution said that the house unanimously rejects the unconstitutional demands of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri including the resignation of the Prime Minister Nawaz and the dissolution of the National Assembly.
The house resolved to uphold the supremacy of the constitution and sovereignty of the parliament.
The House reiterated its resolve that the democracy will continue to function and flourish.
The session was chaired by Speaker Ayaz Sadiq and foreign media representatives were also summoned by the government.
Ijazul Haq while addressing the session said that the political parties protesting should consider holding dialogue within the constitutional parameters.
He said that the government has full support of the opposition and the NA comprising of 342 members could not be dismissed upon the orders of 38 people.
He added that first time in the history of Pakistan the political parties were unified against an issue.
Speaking in the National Assembly, Tahir Iqbal talking about election reforms urged the election reforms committee to verify national identity cards as well as thumb impressions on them. He said otherwise votes polled in elections cannot be verified.
He said the women participating in the protest are being dishonored and Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri are responsible for it. He said system in the country is on the right track and the governments in the future will transfer their powers through democratic means.
Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha said constitutional rights of all parliamentarians to move freely and ensure their security.
The session was adjourned until 11am tomorrow.