Session called on opposition’s demand was wrapped up in its absence: Khursheed Shah

Latest Update: February 18, 2016 | 333 Views

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA) Khursheed Shah has complained that the government called a session on opposition’s call but wrapped up discussion in its absence.

He resented government’s acts while addressing participants of the assembly today in a session called by Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi.

Shah warned the government saying that ruling party would get to know what opposition actually is if it launches a protest outside the House. Unfortunately, federal ministers on one hand score political points and on the other abuse their status.

On Wednesday, Shah had offered opposition’s support to the Prime Minister (PM) in case there is a threat to democracy.

Commenting on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent statement in which he complained about less control over state affairs compared to his 1991 government, the opposition leader said that PM Nawaz should have made these comments in the Parliament.

Earlier on February 7, the Opposition Leader in the National Assembly termed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif innocent and suggested to give Rs 300 billion to the employees of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for its betterment.

It should be mentioned here Shah had offered to play a mediator’s role between government and PIA s workers before they ended more than a week-long strike that grounded flights across the country costing billions of Rupees.

He had proposed PM Nawaz to utilize funds allocated for Orange Line project for betterment of the national airline.


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