Joint session of parliament on Kashmir begins
ISLAMABAD: The two-day joint session of the Parliament is underway in Islamabad to discuss the Indian violation of the Line of Control (LoC) and atrocities of the Indian troops in occupied Kashmir, ARY News reported.
National Assembly members and senators of all major political parties except Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are attending the joint session today.
Resolutions against India’s LoC violations and claims of the surgical strikes against Pakistan is likely to be passed by the parliament.
Imran Khan led PTI has decided to boycott the joint session of the parliament.
Chairman PTI talking to media yesterday said that the joint session will result in nothing substantial except for “endorsing Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister who has lost all moral authority”.
“We will continue our National Assembly boycott till either Nawaz Sharif resigns or presents himself for accountability according to the Terms of References (TORs) decided by the opposition,” he said.
He said the purpose of the joint session was to convey a message that the whole nation is united against Indian aggression and we already stand with Kashmiris.
Imran said despite reservations PTI sent Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Dr Shireen Mazari on Monday at the All Parties Conference (APC) for national unity and to convey a strong message to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said “we feel that attending the joint session tomorrow would mean giving legitimacy to Nawaz Sharif as prime minister; hence, we will boycott”.
The PTI chief said Nawaz Sharif should resign and some other Pakistan Muslim League-N leader become prime minister as Nawaz has lost legitimacy to stay PM.
“They want to play on the Kashmir issue and use it to cover up the Panama Leaks. It has been six months since Nawaz Sharif has not answered the parliament,” he said.