Parliamentarians resolve to defend democracy
They said all segments of society including political parties, lawyers and traders today firmly stand united for democratic system.
Speaking on the motion, Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan said all segments of society including political parties, lawyers and traders today firmly stand united for continuation of the democratic system in the prevailing political situation.
He said it is unprecedented in the country's history that all the political forces are showing unity for rule of law and constitution as well as democracy. He said major political parties have rendered great sacrifices for democracy but it is regrettable that some parties want to sabotage this process at a time when a military operation has been launched against the terrorists. He said chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek Tahirul Qadri is the agent of foreign powers who do not want development and democracy taking roots in the country. He said we however will continue our development agenda without getting intimidated from the cheap tactics of protesting leaders.
Maulana Qamar-ud-din said PAT and PTI should follow democratic and constitutional way to get their demands fulfilled. He said those sitting in the parliament have come to the house after securing millions of votes and a group of few thousand people cannot be allowed to topple the elected government through use of force.
Ramesh Lal said the apex court should take suo-moto notice of the situation arising out of the sit-ins in the red zone. He said PTI chairman should wait for the next elections as only powers rest with the public to elect their leaders in a democratic way.
Taking part in the discussion, Ghulam Ahmed Bilour said that small provinces should be given their due rights in order to remove their sense of deprivation.
National Assembly , which resumed its session in Islamabad on Wednesday with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair continued discussion on prevailing political situation in the country.
The house will now meet tomorrow morning at 11.