Joint session continues discussion on political situationSeptember 17, 2014
Islamabad: Joint session of the Parliament is continuing discussion on the prevailing political situation in the country when it resumed sitting on Thursday with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.
Taking part in the discussion Senator Mohammad Saleh Shah said despite political differences, the government and opposition parties have demonstrated unprecedented unity for the stability and promotion of democracy.
He said all the political parties have rendered matchless sacrifices for the democratic setup and nobody could be allowed to sabotage it. He also appreciated the patience shown by the government in the current political crisis.
Regretting the use of abusive language by protesting leaders against the Prime Minister and the seasoned parliamentarians, Mohammad Saleh Shah said these sit-ins are neither political nor democratic but aimed at derailing the system.
He said the sit-ins are continuing for the last thirty days and steps should be taken for early resolution of the political crisis for the dignity of the parliament and democracy.
Abdul Rahim Mandokhel said the parliament being the supreme body will protect the constitution as well as the rights of the people.
He rejected allegations of rigging in 2013 general elections and said the demands of those staging sit-ins for resignation of Prime Minister are not democratic and constitutional.
Rashid Godail called for early resolution of current crisis saying it is adversely affecting the economy. He said Pakistan Army is engaged in war against terrorism and we should all stand behind it.
Ayaz Soomro said attacks on the national institutions amounts to attacks on the whole nation. He said those having contradiction in the words and deeds cannot be the leaders of the poor people.
He said PTI and PAT will get nothing from the sit-ins except failure and disappointment. He said negotiations should be continued with the two parties for amicable solution of the matter.
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