Pakistan

Opposition protest, demand PM’s resignation in NA and Senate sessions

ISLAMABAD: Opposition lawmakers of National Assembly and Senate, have demanded resignation from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during the sessions of the both houses of the Parliament on Friday, ARY News reported.

Opposition leader Syed Khursheed Shah while addressing the national assembly said that two judges among five have disqualified the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by demanding resignation from the premier.

“He has no moral grounds to continue his office”, Shah said.

The opposition lawmakers joined in the demand by chanting slogans ‘Go Nawaz Go’. Opposition members also tore agenda copies during their protest.

Sheikh Aftab Ahmed, a member of the ruling party, responding the opposition demand said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would not resign.

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Imran Khan also attended the national assembly session today.

Following the protest, Speaker national assembly adjourned the session till unspecified date.

Meanwhile in the upper house, Senator Aitzaz Ahsan said that all the opposition parties were on the same page over the resignation demand.

Addressing the house, Ahsan said that none of the judges were convinced with the evidence provided by the Sharif family during Supreme Court’s proceedings.

Talking to media persons outside national assembly building, Chairman PTI Imran Khan said that the Joint Investigation Committee under Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) rule would never be able to probe the matter in a transparent manner. The PTI chief announced a public meeting on coming Friday to highlight the issue.

“Institutions under the influence of Nawaz led government could not probe the matter independently”, Khan said.

Standing alongside emir Jamat Islami (JI) Siraj-ul-Haq, while talking to media persons, Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan said that the judges have rejected letters from Qatari Prince, while two among them have disqualified Nawaz Sharif by stating he was no more honest.

Joining in the conversation, JI emir Siraj-ul-Haq said that it was a historic verdict but the joint investigation commission under influence of Nawaz led government would not effectively come up with findings.

He demanded resignation from Nawaz Sharif on moral grounds by urging all opposition parties to unite against corruption.

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