The joint session of the Parliament held today circled around former president Pervez Musharraf, who recently flew Dubai after the government removed his name from the exit control list (ECL).
Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed, while speaking to the lawmakers, slammed that a violator of law was allowed to honorably leave the country, while he was on trial under the Article-6.
He charged the government with the violation of the constitution for lifting the travel ban on former military ruler.
While the session continued, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) staged a token walkout over the arrest of deputy convener of its Coordination Committee, Shahid Pasha.
Farooq Sattar said that there is no FIR registered against Pasha, nor did his name appear in any joint investigation team (JIT) report, demanding the speaker to intervene before there remains nothing for anyone to achieve.
Responding to criticism by opposition leader, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan claimed to bring Musharraf back, if he didn’t return himself.
He reminded that Peoples Party adopted criminal silence when Musharraf’s name surfaced in Benazir Bhutto murder case, suggesting the PPP leaders to first explain their stance to their workers.
Earlier, as the session, presided by Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, began, chants of ‘Musharraf Musharraf’ were simultaneously raised from opposition and treasury benches.