Friday, March 15, 2013

‘Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz should be disqualified’

The ruling PPP MPAs in Sindh Assembly consecutively on second day protested with slogans and staged walkout against non-execution on the Supreme Court’s verdict in Asghar Khan petition, on Thursday . The PPP MPAs and ministers also setup toke hunger strike camp at the stairs of Sindh Assembly, which continued till midnight. When the house completed the legislation and chair allowed ruling PPP MPA Nawaz Chandio to move his resolution, through which Assembly demanded the government to establish the Indus International University at Tando Muhammad Khan. When he was on his feet, the ruling PPP’s Imdad Pitafi rose on his seat and reminded the chair towards non-implementation on the verdict of Supreme Court in Asghar Khan Case. He said that we have given 24 hours to the Interior minister Rehman Malik to implement on SC court and take action against the Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif and others and recover the money of public exchequer they got from the secret agencies for rigging to stole the elections against PPP in 1990. Imran Zafar Leghari, Taimour Talpur, Dr Sikandar Shoro, Farheen Mughal, Kulsoom Chandio, Shama Mathiani, Shamim Ara Panhwar, Rukhsana Shah and other MPAs also stood on their seats and chanted slogans in support of their demand of implementation on SC verdict in Asghar Khan Case. The protesting MPAs assembled in front of Speaker’s rostrum and continued chanting slogans and demanding the government as well as Supreme Court to implement the verdict and recover the money from the Nawaz Sharif and others. After protesting, the MPAs walked out of the house and staged sit-in at the stairs of the Assembly. Law Minister said that PPP MPAs protesting against non-execution of the Supreme Court in Asghar Khan Case and they wanted to take action against those who received money to steal the elections through IJI. When the PPP’s over dozen MPAs walked out in protest, PPP MPA Nawaz Chandio again took up his resolution. When he started speech in favour of resolution, MPA Muzmal Qureshi of MQM drew the attention of the chair towards lack of quorum in the house. Speaker directed the secretary of Assembly to count the members present in the house, which were total 38 against required number of 42 to meet the quorum. Speaker said that whether he can wait for five minutes to complete the quorum or adjourn the house until the quorum completed. During this discussion, Speaker announced adjourning of session to meet today on Thursday. Meanwhile, the protesting MPAs staged sit-in at the stairs of the Assembly where they continued chanting of slogans of ‘we want justice from Supreme Court, we want justice for Election Commission and Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif should be disqualified’. They PPP MPAs announced converging of their sit-in into hunger strike camp, which continued mid night for over five hours. Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro also joined the protesting MPAs for some time and sat with them. However, PPP ministers Pir Mazharul Haq, Agha Siraj Durani, Sharjeel Inam Memon, Tauqeer Fatima Bhutto and others joined their hunger strike. It is expected that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah would come to the Sindh Assembly sometime in the night and persuade the protesting MPAs sitting on hunger strike to end their hunger strike.

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