Ruckus in NA as speaker turns down opposition’s privilege motions on Panama Papers

PML-N leader Saad Rafique says opposition doesn't know the basics of democracy

News Desk December 14, 2016

With the return of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the National Assembly witnessed sheer chaos on Wednesday as speaker Ayaz Sadiq rejected the opposition's privilege motions on Panama Papers.

Both the PTI and PPP submitted privilege motions claiming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif misguided lawmakers regarding his assets; however the NA speaker rejected the motions, saying the matter was subjudice.

PTI ends boycott of Parliament, will join proceedings on Wednesday

The opposition members encircled the speaker’s dice and tore apart assembly’s agenda papers in protest. The session was adjourned till Thursday, 4pm.

Speaking outside the house, PML-N leader Saad Rafique said the opposition did not even know basics of democracy, and the PTI attended the session only to receive their salaries.

Last month, the Supreme Court’s five-judge bench started hearing a slew of petitions filed in the wake of the Panama Papers, which revealed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family members owned offshore companies in international tax havens.

Facebook Conversations

COMMENTS (1)

Razia | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend That includes the leadership of PTI there are many looters and lier's in that party too.
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

Load Next Story