ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), it seems, will be attacking the government from left, right and centre with all the weapons it has in its armoury, after the leader of the Opposition wrote a letter to the speaker of the National Assembly on Friday, asking for her impartiality.
Clearly, the noisy protests inside the parliament and threats of public agitation outside it are not enough, and the party has decided to utilise the office of the Opposition leader in the National Assembly held by Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to further raise the heat against the incumbent Prime Minister.
In an apparent move to intensify its opposition against Yousaf Raza Gilani after his conviction by the Supreme Court last week, Nisar said he would dispatch a series of letters to government functionaries, holders of important constitutional positions, diplomats, think tanks and leaders of other political parties.
To get started with this new strategy, Nisar on Friday dispatched the first letter to Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza and her deputy Faisal Karim Kundi, asking them to rise above their party affiliation and act impartially when the question is put before them to judge whether the Prime Minister stood disqualified or not.
“The sanctity of the offices you [speaker and deputy speaker] hold demands you to be impartial and fair to all parties. You, however, have not been,” Nisar wrote in the letter, the content of which he shared with the media.
PML-N last week accused Mirza of being biased, when she ‘leaked’ to the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) a letter sent to her by a deputy registrar of the Supreme Court about the short verdict against Gilani.
Mirza on Thursday told media her role in the Gilani’s disqualification case would start when the court will provide the detailed verdict.
Nisar said that he also reminded the speaker and her deputy about a resolution seeking the creation of four new provinces that was submitted by the PML-N to her office on Thursday. “It should have been on the agenda of the house on Friday,” said Nisar.
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