Tuesday Jul 09, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said Tuesday the attacks on Parliament were being carried out from inside the Parliament itself.
The law does not permit suspending the standing committees' sessions, Bilawal noted.
A day prior, a notification from the National Assembly Secretariat had stated that Speaker Asad Qaiser suspended the standing committees' meetings and advised that they be called during the NA sessions.
The NA Secretariat notification had cited austerity as the reason behind its move. Sources, on the other hand, revealed that the suspension was announced due to the members of the National Assembly (MNAs) in custody as they attended standing committees' sessions on the basis of production orders.
The PPP chair strongly criticised the decision of Qaiser, the NA speaker, and said the government needed to understand that running the Parliament was not at all similar to playing a cricket match.
If the Parliament was run in a manner similar to how it is at the moment, the Opposition would soon be out of options, Bilawal warned. The speaker needs to immediately rescind his order.