KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday moved resolutions in the Punjab and Sindh provincial assemblies condemning Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s remarks against Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.
PTI leader Murad Raas moved the resolution in the Punjab assembly. The resolution demanded Abbasi present an explanation on his refusal to meet the Senate chairman and his call for a reelection.
“Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is not just the prime minister of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N). He is prime minister of the nation. By virtue of his rank, the PM is bound to honour parliamentary ethics. Seeking a reelection is unconstitutional,” Raas said.
PTI leader Khurram Sherzaman also submitted a resolution in Sindh Assembly demanding the Prime Minister tender an apology for his remarks against the senate chairman. The resolution demanded the PM apologise to Sanjrani and the people of Balochistan and retract his remarks.
Sherzaman said that his party had taken a stand on the under-representation of Balochistan. “There is a profound sense of deprivation in Balochistan. Even the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) voted for Sanjrani,” he said.
Sherzaman said the role of all legislators allegedly involved in horse trading in Senate election should be probed. He said the PTI had always striven to represent the people in Parliament.