PM Resignation Will Be An Insult To Parliament: Zahid Khan

Published: September 3, 2014

PM Resignation Will Be An Insult To Parliament: Zahid Khan, Awami National Party (ANP) Senator Zahid Khan on Wednesday said that all the political parties are standing united with the prime minister to protect democracy and constitution.

Soon after Zahid Khan opened the debate in the joint sitting of parliament here today to discuss the latest political situation, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members including Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Shafqat Mehmood and Asad Umer reached the House and were welcomed with noise created by the other members.

On this, Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq ordered them to maintain order in the House as it was not D-Chowk and refrained them from commenting.

Addressing the parliament, Zahid Khan said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should not resign at any cost as it would bring insult to the parliament.

He said that after fourteen months the joint session of the parliament was called but its better to be late than never.

Zahid Khan further said that he was not satisfied with the 18th amendment but still accepted that and there is still opposition against it.

Dubbing the election as ‘selection’, he said that they accepted the election for the sake of country and alleged that biggest fraud was done in his province. He said that while they were lifting the bodies of the martyrs in their province, the leaders were busy in campaigning during elections.

The senator said that the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ditched his province and has come to besiege Islamabad. He said that we should be ashamed of ourselves on pointing fingers at each others.

Furthermore, Senator Zahid Khan said that no one is concerned about the internally displaced persons (IDPs).

He said that they want to save the country and believe that it cannot progress without democratic institutions and that is why they are standing with the prime minister as his resignation would be an insult to 180 million peoples’ mandate. He said that parliament is the best forum to solve issues and that they want to save the constitution.

During his speech, Senator Zahid Khan criticized Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Dr Tahirul Qadri on taking parliament hostage and saluted senior politician Javed Hashmi on his resignation from the National Assembly.


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