Parliament resolves whole nation stands with democratic GovtSeptember 1, 2014
Islamabad: The Joint session of the Parliament held in Islamabad with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.
At the outset, Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid has moved a motion for discussion on the prevailing political situation.
Members of both the Houses is holding threadbare discussion on the situation arising out of the sit-ins of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in red zone. They will also give their suggestions for amicable solution of the current political crisis.
Opening the debate on the motion, the Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan said that protests of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are neither democratic nor political but mutiny against the state institutions and the country.
He said the entire nation stands behind the elected parliament and it should give in clear terms give suggestions and opinion to tackle this mutiny.
He denounced attacks on the Prime Minister House, the Parliament and the building of Pakistan Television (PTV) by the supporters of PTI and PAT.
He said the protesters of two parties not only damaged the machinery of the PTV on Monday but also took away their eight cameras worth millions of rupees.
Nisar said that he has clear information that some of these protesters are trained terrorists and belong to a militant outfit. He said the two parties are disassociating themselves from the PTV incident. An inquiry will be held with the cooperation of NADRA to identify the responsible persons.
Nisar said the so-called flag bearers of change and revolution are violating all the rules and regulations in contravention of the constitution.
He said using the name of army in political matter is a criminal act and the two protesting parties wrongly used the name of this honourable and sacred institution to forward their nefarious agenda.
The Interior Minister said that the President and the Chairman of PTI should be summoned in the parliament and the Supreme Court to inquire as to why they used the name of army for political purpose as the institution has time and again declared itself apolitical.
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