Nawaz urges JUI-F, MQM to review stand against PTI


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday advised Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam(F) Chief, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman and representatives of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) to review their stand on motions against MNAs of PTI and requested them to withdraw the motions.


Nawaz said that the political leadership of the country had great responsibility to work for the collective good of the country while pursuing their respective party policies.

The Prime Minister expressed these views during a meeting with Parliamentary Heads of the National Assembly and Senate here at the Parliament House.

The premier thanked Parliamentary leadership of the country for showing the resolve and remaining steadfast for the supremacy of Constitution and democracy.

The Prime Minister said that nation had moved forward in its democratic journey and the unity of the political leadership to safeguard national interest, would be a significant factor in the evolution of political process.

The Parliamentary Heads congratulated the Prime Minister for showing political magnanimity after issuance of report of the Inquiry Commission and termed its findings, success of the democratic process.

The meeting deliberated on the motions moved by JUI (F) and MQM against the MNAs of PTI. Most of the parliamentary heads excluding JUI (F) and MQM, expressed their opinion in favour of withdrawal of motions against the PTI MNAs.

The Prime Minister further elaborated that after the report of Inquiry Commission, the government was fully focusing on the development and prosperity of the country and was committed to resolve the problems of people.

The Prime Minister expressed that he was very hopeful that the national political leadership would leave behind the bitter experiences of past history and embark on a new beginning with passion of strengthening democracy.

The leaders of JUI(F) and MQM in their response apprised the Prime Minister that they will come back after consultation with their party leadership and communicate the party policy about motions against PTI.

The Prime Minister has constituted a four-member committee comprising Minister for Finance, Ishaq Dar, Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Affairs, Irfan Siddique.

He directed the committee to contact the leadership of JUI(F) and MQM to convince for withdrawing their motions against PTI MNAs.