Shah calls ordinances a throwback to dictatorships  

Published: December 10, 2018
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PPP leader Khursheed Shah. PHOTO: FILE PHOTO

PPP leader Khursheed Shah. PHOTO: FILE PHOTO

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader Kursheed Shah has said the party will strongly oppose ordinances passed by the government.

He said the government should stop fighting in parliament, adding that it had a majority of only seven votes. He said the governments had been run through ordinances in the era of dictatorship.  He shared that it appeared the government was an alternative of dictatorship.

The PPP leader said the party was ready to support the government on a legislation that served the country’s interest. He added that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statements indicate that shadows of dictatorships were hovering.

He said the government should consult on bills and his party would cooperate but would give them a tough time on the issue of ordinance. He added that PPP believed in parliamentary system.

Referring to the issue of the standing committees, he said PPP would not become a part of any committee till the implementation of traditions is not observed. He added that he was hopeful the government would not form the committees by itself.

He said the PPP was ready to cooperate with the government for the improvement of economy but the government expressed non-seriousness.

The PPP leader said that he was not a fortune teller but prayed that the government and parliament completed its tenure.

He shared that PPP had made many sacrifices for democracy. he added that no other party can run the country alone.

The PPP leader said institutions should see government’s performance with ‘open eyes’. He added that institutions should play their part for better governance of Pakistan’s security.

With regard to the on-going cases against PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari, he said Asif Zardari had been in jails and faced cases. He added that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was heading towards the 90s politics.

He said PPP and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had learned from the past and worked for the betterment of democracy.

 

 

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