Senate rejects unconstitutional demand of PM's resignation
House reiterates the resolve to uphold the rule of law and constitution and sovereignty of the parliament.
The House today unanimously passed a resolution rejecting the unconstitutional demands of certain parties regarding resignation of Prime Minister and dissolution of Assemblies.
The resolution moved by Saeed Ghani strongly condemned the use of abusive and derogatory language by the leadership of PTI and PAT in their speeches.
The House reiterated the resolve to uphold the rule of law and constitution and sovereignty of the parliament. It said democratic system should continue to function and flourish in the country.
Earlier, the house admitted an adjournment motion to discuss the situation arising out of the storming of the parliament by the mob of Azadi and revolution marches.
Initiating the debate, Farhatullah Babar regretted the use of abusive language by the leadership of protesting parties against the parliament and the elected representatives. He said it is unprecedented in the parliamentary and democratic history of the country that a protesting mob has blocked the way of entrance into the parliament. He said this onslaught on the parliament cannot be allowed and the house should take notice of the situation. He said stick wielding people cannot be allowed to take political decisions on the roads.
Tahir Hussain Mashahdi said dialogue is the only democratic mean to end the current political crisis. He appreciated the government for demonstrating restraint and not using force against the protesting people. He said it is the democratic right of every citizen to protest but no compromise can be made on the honour, dignity and prestige of the parliament.
Rubina Khalid said both the government and the protesting parties should demonstrate flexibility for resolution of current political crisis. She said media is also responsible for the current crisis for broadcasting hatred and instigating speeches.
Zafar Ali Shah said Imran Khan is member of the National Assembly and he should refrain from using derogatory and abusive language against the parliament. He said most of the demands of the PTI are unconstitutional.
The house has now been prorogued.