Opposition protests delay in PA session

Accused the provincial government of avoiding assembly session due to fears regarding the upcoming Senate elections

Our Correspondent March 23, 2024


Members of the opposition staged a protest demonstration at the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly against the government’s decision to disregard the governor’s directive to convene an assembly session.

Led by opposition leader Dr. Ebadullah, protestors voiced their discontent through chants against the government’s actions.

Addressing journalists, opposition MPAs expressed dismay over the locking of the offices of the speaker, deputy speaker, and assembly secretary, deeming it unfortunate.

They accused the provincial government of avoiding the assembly session due to fears regarding the upcoming Senate elections and alleged the speaker’s subservience to the government instead of upholding independence.

Asserting the secretary’s obligation to issue a notification for the session, the opposition reaffirmed their determination to convene the assembly session before the April 2 Senate elections.

They vowed that newly appointed MPAs on reserved seats would assume office and highlighted unsuccessful attempts to resolve the matter with the speaker and deputy speakers, leading them to seek intervention from the governor.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 23rd, 2024.


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