PTI decides to boycott joint parliament session
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to boycott joint Parliamentarians’ session to be held on Wednesday (today) in Islamabad, ARY News reported.
Chairman PTI Imran Khan said 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 while addressing a press conference on Tuesday.
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.
“Whats the purpose of the joint session when we are all on the same page as far as Indian aggression and Kashmir issue is concerned,” he asked.
He said “we feel that attending the joint session tomorrow would mean giving legitimacy to Nawaz Sharif as PM; 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.
He said Sharif also failed to provide leadership to the nation. He was busy in shopping Gucci products when the surgical strike issue was going on.
“They want to play on the Kashmir issue and use it to cover up the Panama issue. It has been six months since Nawaz Sharif has not answered the parliament,” he said.