NA debates prevailing country’s political situationAugust 11, 2014
Islamabad: The National Assembly on Tuesday suspending the agenda of the day began debate on prevailing political situation in the country.
Initiating the debate, Mahmoud Khan Achakzai said his party will continue to play its role for protection of constitution, supremacy of Parliament and democratic system.
He said whoever believes in the constitution, supremacy of Parliament and democratic system, he will fully support him. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif learnt from his experience that there will be no compromise on Constitution, Parliament, rule of law and democracy.
Mahmood Khan Achakzai said we will stand against those who try to subvert the constitution.
He said Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri may come to Islamabad and talk about their demands but they should not set a tradition to harm the democratic system through protest and rallies.
He declared an open war against those who try to harm the Parliament, Constitution and the democracy.
He said his party and other pro-democracy parties will hold a demonstration in favour of supremacy of constitution, Parliament and the democracy in Baluchistan on Independence Day.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad said we will not allow democracy to derail. He urged the PTI Chairman Imran Khan to use the forum of Parliament to resolve the issues.
He said the Prime Minister has also offered Imran Khan to sit together for resolving the issues.
The Minister of State said the government has initiated a number of development projects and urged the protesting parties not to create hindrance in the development process.
Abdul Rashid Godil alleged that attention is not being paid on the resolution of the problems of the people. He said Local Bodies Elections should be held for resolving the problems of the people at their doorsteps.
Murad Saeed Khan said that problems of the people can only be resolved in real democracy for which his party, PTI is endeavouring. He said constitution gives us the right of protest.
He said the demand of mid-term election is not against the constitution. He also criticized performance of the Government.
Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch said the reality will come out about the Model Town incident in the report of the Judicial Commission.
He said government believes in peace and does not want to use force or arms against the protesters. He urged the supporters of Tahirul Qadri not to put the lives of their children in danger for the sake of the objectives of the adventurers.
He said the executive has no power to take action on complaints of Imran Khan regarding verification of votes in four constituencies. He said PTI should have brought a bill in the House to give such powers to the executive.
The Minister said PTI is not supporting the operation Zarb-e-Azb in true sense. He said they are staging long-march at this critical time to divert attention from the military operation in North Waziristan. He said Imran Khan Foundation did nothing for the assistance of IDPs.
Abdul Qadir Baloch made it clear that the government will not go through long-march and sit-ins and the armed forces will not support any such effort.
The House adopted an amendment in the rules passed by the National Assembly on 19th of June regarding the “Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms”.
The amendment was moved by Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid. According to the amendment, the rules of joint sitting of the Parliament will apply on the committee.
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