Wednesday Jun 26, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday reiterated his demand to issue the production orders for Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir, two members of the National Assembly (MNAs) who were arrested late May.
Speaking in the National Assembly, Bilawal said: “Production orders for Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir should be issued so that the House can be complete. It does not matter if you’re the government or the opposition, we are all members of the Parliament.
"I appeal to the speaker and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf [PTI] members that it is important their production orders are issued.”
To this, NA Speaker Asad Qaiser replied: "We are looking at the legal points [and] as soon as we have a decision, we will inform.
The PPP chairperson added: “By not issuing the production orders [of Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir], you are giving the message that this House is not free. We do not want it to be written in history that no production orders were issued.
"We have even written to the human rights committee for the issuance of production orders. I don’t know whom the government is consulting with for the production order.”
Speaking to media outside the Parliament House, the PPP chair said: “The production orders of some members of the Parliament have still not been issued. It is the right of every member to attend the budget session.”
“The PPP under protest is attending the budget session. What message is the government sending to the people of FATA? Every child stood against terrorism, people's businesses were destroyed and lives were lost.
"Today these people can’t take part in the budget,” Bilawal lamented.
The PPP chairperson further said: “Those who come through the back door are always worried. Akhtar Mengal has serious issues and if those are not resolved he will not vote on the budget.”
“The PPP had announced it will oppose the budget. The budget is the enemy of the people and we reject it.
"This budget being passed is rigged. Neither Zia-ul-Haq nor Pervez Musharraf did this,” Bilawal added.