Joint session of Parliament on Yemen crisis adjourned till tomorrow

Published: April 6, 2015
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The joint session will devise national policy towards the emerging situation in Yemen. PHOTO: APP

The joint session will devise national policy towards the emerging situation in Yemen. PHOTO: APP

Express News screengrab Express News screengrab An Express News screengrab of Imran Khan. The joint session will devise national policy towards the emerging situation in Yemen. PHOTO: APP

ISLAMABAD: A joint sitting of the two houses of Parliament considered on Monday whether Pakistan should join the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen to quell the Houthis rebellion against President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. 

On March 26, the Saudis launched an air campaign in Yemen leading to a sharp escalation in the country’s violence.

The federal government had since then made efforts to evacuate hundreds of stranded nationals from the war-torn Yemen on the orders of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

8:45pm: Session to continue tomorrow at 11am

NA speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq adjourns the joint session till Tuesday, 11am.

8:00pm: PTI’s return to Parliament is illegal: former CJP

Former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has termed PTI’s return to Parliament, after a gap of more than seven months, illegal under the Constitution.

Read the full story here.

7:40pm: Shah Mehmood Qureshi addresses Parliament

While addressing Parliament, PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi expresses his amazement at the fact that instead of Yemen, the PTI’s participation was being focused on.

“There have been conflicting claims –- on one side, Saudi media is claiming that Pakistan has already committed support to the Kingdom. However, in his speech, the defence minister said Parliament would be taken into confidence before any decision,” he says.

“Are we going to become a party in this crisis?” he questions.

Further, claiming there was no clarity in Asif’s speech, Qureshi demands the government apprise Parliament on Saudi Arabia’s expectations from Pakistan.

“There’s no doubt Saudi Arabia is our time tested friend but can we fulfill their expectations?” he asks.

“Our armed forces are already engaged in a war in the northern areas, as well as on eastern borders and in Balochistan,” he adds.

“Until the whole situation is made clear, we can not take any decision,” he asserts.

7:35pm: JUI-F stages walk out

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) walks out in protest against PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi being allowed to speak during the joint session.

7:30pm: JUI-F supports PPP’s demand, says govt should clarify stance

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman lambasts PTI for participating in the session.

“They [PTI] should be asked whether they resigned or not, because after sending their resignation to the speaker it cannot be taken back,” he says.

“People who have sent their resignations and reached the office of speaker have no right to sit Parliament,” he adds.

“Strangers are sitting in the assembly today,” he says, referring to the PTI.

“I’m happy that there is a consensus on war being avoided.”

“If we will not put out the fire that has engulfed the Middle East, then it will spread all over the world,” he adds.

Supporting the PPP senator’s demand, the JUI-F chief says, “Parliament should be taken into confidence regarding the government’s stance on Yemen.”

7:20pm: PM would put country in danger for his personal relations and business interests, says Imran

Responding to parliamentarians’ verbal confrontation over PTI’s participation at the joint session, Imran Khan says, “The language used by the minister sitting right next to PM was undemocratic.”

“Was he speaking with the prime minister’s permission?” he questions, referring to Khawaja Asif.

Further, Imran defended his party, saying they were asked to return to Parliament. “Zardari invited us back,” he adds.

Speaking outside Parliament during a prayer break, Imran says, “After 126 days, we forced the government to establish a judicial commission. What are they trying to do?”

Supporting PPP senator Aitzaz Ahsan’s demand for the government to clarify their stance on Yemen, Imran says, ‘We demand Nawaz tells us the true situation.”

“PM Nawaz should tell us what agreements he had signed. Musharraf lied to us and lead to this destruction,” he adds.

“Saudis are our brothers while Iran is our neighbor and we should try to put out the fire.”

Criticising Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif once again, Imran says, “I’m afraid Nawaz would put the country in danger for the sake of his personal relations and business interest.”

The PTI chairman further says he will visit Karachi soon.

 

PHOTO:  INP

6:15pm: Govt should disclose clear stance on Yemen, says PPP senator

Dismissing Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s speech on Yemen crisis as not being “concrete,” Ahsan questions, “What would be considered a violation of Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity?”

“We all want peace in Saudi Arabia and we don’t want Pakistan’s relations with the country to deteriorate but we want to be apprised regarding government’s stance on Yemen,” he adds.

“We want to be told clearly what the government is considering and has been asked to provide.”

“The House should be taken into confidence regarding Pakistan’s stance on the Yemen conflict,” he adds.

Further, he asks the defence minister to state the terms and conditions of Saudi demands. “Under whose command will Pakistan Army troops be sent and who will bear their expenses?”

PPP senator suggests Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should call on all foreign ambassadors of Muslim countries and OIC representatives to discuss a peaceful resolution for Yemen.

 

6:08pm: MQM walks out of Parliament

MQM MNAs walk out of the joint session in protest against what they called PTI’s “unconstitutional” presence at Parliament.

6:05pm: Khawaja Asif lashes out at PTI for attending session

Lashing out at PTI MNAs over their attendance today, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif says, “There is something known as ethics and morals.”

“PTI members are still saying this Parliament came into power through rigging,” he adds.

Asif says PTI has no right to sit in Parliament after they lambasted the Parliament and government from top of their container for months.

However, PPP senator Aitzaz Ahsan defends PTI’s stance and says, “The government, itself, invited PTI to Parliament.”

6:00pm: Ruckus as MQM threatens to walk out

MQM leader Farooq Sattar threatens to walk out of the session over PTI’s presence.

“Why are those who do not believe in the Constitution present here today,” Sattar questions.

However, trying to calm down the situation,  NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, says, “You cannot walk out until you have heard me out.”

5:46pm: PM in attendance as joint session resumes

The joint session of Parliament resumes as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attends the session. Earlier, the session was adjourned owing to the premier’s absence.

3:10pm: Opposition parties agree Pakistan should not join Saudi-led offensive

Opposition parties have agreed Pakistan should not become a part of the ongoing Saudi-led offensive against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Express News reported.

The decision came during a consultative meeting between Pakistan Peoples Party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Awami National Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid during an adjournment in the joint session of Parliament.

The opposition parties considered Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s statement that Saudi Arabia has demanded warships, warplanes and soldiers from Pakistan and concluded Pakistan should protect Saudi sovereignty but not join the war.

2:40pm: PTI’s participation in Parliament unconstitutional, says MQM

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar termed PTI’s participation in today’s session against the Constitution.

“Those who are trying to uphold democratic values are playing with the Constitution and are trying to manipulate the Constitution,” the MQM leader said, while speaking to the media.

Read here for more.

12:39pm: Session adjourned till 5pm

Ruckus erupts as Asif ends his speech.

The speaker has now adjourned the joint session till 5pm today.

12:18pm: Saudi asked for warplanes, warships and soldiers, says Asif

At the start of the joint session, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif says Saudi Arabia has asked Pakistan for military aircraft, warships and soldiers.

“Saudi Arabia has asked for combat planes, warships and soldiers,” Asif, who also visited Turkey to discuss Yemen, says, without specifying where Saudi wanted them deployed.

Asif reads his written statement, introducing a motion on Yemen war and whether to join Saudi forces bombing the war-hit country.

“PM Nawaz believes the subject merits indepth discussion to help the government make the right decision on the crucial issue,” he reads, listing efforts made so far to evacuate stranded Pakistanis in Yemen.

Thanking Saudi government for giving safe passage to Pakistani rescuers, Asif said the Kingdom played an important role in ensuring safe return of stranded nationals back to Pakistan.

As Asif continues to read the motion, he provides background on the turmoil in Yemen to his fellow lawmakers.

“Pakistan attaches great importance to Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity,” he reiterates his government’s stance.

“We will stand with our Saudi brothers,” he emphasises, narrating details of meeting between Pakistani delegation and Saudi officials in Riyadh recently. “It is important to ensure unity among Muslim countries; PM Nawaz is working to make a peaceful solution to this crisis possible,” Asif says, referring to the premier’s visit to Turkey.

The defence minister says the premier and other senior leaders will continue meeting other Muslim leaders for a quick and lasting solution to the Yemen problem.

“Pakistan and Turkey are both concerned about the overthrow of a legitimate government in Yemen and resulting problems in the region,” he added.

The federal minister says leaders of Pakistan and Turkey have same stance on the Yemen issue – standing by Saudi Arabia.

“There is a need to find a peaceful situation to maintain unity among Muslim countries; all decisions taken by the government will reflect the aspirations of the people of Pakistan,” he says, as he stresses the importance of today’s debate and how it will help formulate government’s policy on the issue.

Praising PM Nawaz for his past decisions ‘in favour of Pakistan’, Asif says the premier will never do anything that will not benefit the country. He extended his tribute to Pakistan Army and praised the soldiers for fighting a crucial war against militancy with limited resources.

12:15pm: Finance minister assists defence minister

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, assisting his fellow minister, says the motion should be moved and debate should start today as the discussion will take days.

“We all should hear the facts on Yemen crisis at least; PM Nawaz will of course attend the session as soon as he is done with his meeting with Sri Lankan president,” he says.

12:13pm: Khursheed Shah suggests session should be delayed

The opposition leader suggests the session to be delayed till 3:30 or 4pm.

“Speaking on the behalf of the opposition, I think the session should be delayed,” Shah says, with PTI chief Imran Khan stating the session can be called tomorrow.

12:11pm: PM will attend as soon as he is can, says Asif

Defence Minister, who will move the motion to discuss the Yemen crisis, says the visit of Sri Lankan president was scheduled earlier.

“The discussion will start now and PM will hopefully attend as soon as he is can,” the state minister says.

12:05pm: Wish to see PM in House, says Khursheed Shah

Stressing on the importance of the joint session, Shah says he wishes to see PM Nawaz in the House.

“PM briefing the Parliament will give a strong message to the nation,” he says.

The premier is currently meeting Sri Lankan president who is visiting Pakistan on a three-day visit.

Shah says the session can be delayed for half an hour to make sure PM Nawaz is able to attend the debate on Yemen crisis.

“The decision is your’s Mr Speaker but PM Nawaz’s presence will make things better,” Shah says.

12:03pm

As Shah ends his opening remarks, Sadiq responds, saying he only followed rules.

11:57am: Khursheed Shah addresses Parliament

Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah begins speaking at the session. “PTI members attending the session is a win for democracy,” he says.

The opposition leaders commend members of the opposition benches for their role in bringing PTI and PML-N to negotiation table successfully.

Extending his praises to the speaker, Shah said Ayaz Sadiq’s patience in the face of the political crisis was praise-worthy.

He requests all the lawmakers to ensure the House is run as per the law.

11:49am: Analysis

PM Nawaz had said repeatedly he will defend any threat to Saudi Arabia’s “territorial integrity” without defining what action such a threat might provoke.

“They’re looking to satisfy Saudi expectations at a minimal level,” said Arif Rafiq, a Washington-based adjunct scholar with the Middle East Institute. “They’re unlikely to be part of any meaningful action inside Yemen. Maybe they will reinforce the (Saudi) border.”

Read the full analysis piece here.

11:40am: PTI lawmakers attend session after ending boycott

As PTI lawmakers attend the session after months long boycott, PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi and PTI Information Secretary Shireen Mazari visit the office of Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, asking him to grant them permission to attend the joint sitting.

11:00am: PTI chairman in attendance

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has arrived at the National Assembly to attend the session.

He, along with his party lawmakers, is taking part in the parliament debate after a seven-month long boycott.

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Reader Comments (48)

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Apr 6, 2015 - 1:14PM

    The abhorrent faces says it all….we were mere puppets who were tasked to dismantle, destroy and decimate this parliament and drag an elected PM out of the PM House. Alas, we had to bring our faces back into the same parliament whose leader is still that PM who we wished to drag through streets and address the same speaker as “Honorable Mr. Speaker.”

    Comeuppance has a new meaning today.Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Apr 6, 2015 - 1:15PM

    Fact is that what one Niazi did today is equivalent to what the other Niazi did in 1971. Recommend

  • Apr 6, 2015 - 1:36PM

    Lets stop being Bakshoo! Lets not get in to another war we have nothing to do with. RSA should call their best buddies the United States to protect the royal family.Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Apr 6, 2015 - 2:03PM

    Discuss as much as you wish, but at the end master calls, must obey. There are no free lunchesRecommend

  • salman
    Apr 6, 2015 - 2:32PM

    So the 1.5b USD was not without strings attached. Saudis are pulling strings now and mian sahib is dancing like a true courtesan. Depressing and entertaining at the same time..Recommend

  • salman
    Apr 6, 2015 - 2:39PM

    Good to see PTI back in parliament. Despite 7 months boycott they already have a better attendance record then mian sahib. Anyway, glad that after 7 months of begging and pleading by pmln PTI decided to return and make pmln happy. Recommend

  • TooTrue
    Apr 6, 2015 - 2:53PM

    They only want ground troops. The Saudi is too good to fight and die on land, that’s what Pakistanis are for. Recommend

  • nadeem
    Apr 6, 2015 - 2:55PM

    Stay out of foreign power games. As a nation we have lost our soul, our way, and 50,000 citizens by involving ourselves in power games of other countries. Recommend

  • Yas
    Apr 6, 2015 - 3:05PM

    Pic of IK and Qureshi .. says it all #zindalashienRecommend

  • Chachoo
    Apr 6, 2015 - 3:09PM

    Pakistan needs funding for the Research and Development. By selling warplanes, tanks and other equipment we can finance the Research institutes and can further research program in defense as well. The defense industry can generate thousands of jobs and we should remember that State of the Art research do wonders as many technologies are used for Civilian purposes as well.Recommend

  • Ih
    Apr 6, 2015 - 3:14PM

    Some perspective . There are 2 million Pakistanis working in Arabia. They perhaps support 7-8 million people back home. Soldiers coming from what is now Pakistan have served Forgien Armies for Centuries. Look at soldiers of British India army. The underlying fact has always been lack of resources for this area. If we want an independent Forgien policy we will have to develop our economy. This will not happen in foreseeable future. single greatest export of Pakistan is man power, in various shades from labor to soldiers and very few experts in their field , relatively very few. Take a moment to think about what you do in Middle East.Recommend

  • Chachoo
    Apr 6, 2015 - 3:16PM

    @Shahid:
    We have more than 2 million ( 20 Lakh ) Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia. They send more than 5 billion US Dollars annually. And still you are stating like that?. Learn about Strategic thinking and then comment. We have to safeguard our regional and economic interests at all costs. The liberal Elite and Aman Ki Aasha followers should learn basic economics and foreign affairs before commenting.Recommend

  • fct
    Apr 6, 2015 - 3:35PM

    @ Shahid, agree with sentiment, but RSA is Republic of South Africa. KSA is SaudiRecommend

  • Feroz
    Apr 6, 2015 - 3:43PM

    I would like to contest the claim that there is any legitimate government in the Middle East. Whoever has the money power and muscle power occupies the seat of Government — all are illegitimate since the wishes of the people has never been sought. All the secular dictators with the exception of Assad have been overthrown, now only Kings and Sheikhs are left and it seems their time to go is becoming overdue. Better to stay out of their mess and overcome the suicidal urge to take sides.Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Apr 6, 2015 - 3:48PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if tonight Niazi decides to celebrate his return to the sham, rigged and bogus parliament by holding a dance party at D-Chowk. His knucklehead supporters would still end up showering lavish praise on him by saying, “Ah my leader, what a leader oh my leader with such a vision.”Recommend

  • Masood Masroof Chitrali
    Apr 6, 2015 - 3:50PM

    Pakistan should not take part in the ongoing war in Yemen….Although we should support KSA on moral and Political grounds but sending troops and warplanes etc will create further serious problems to this already terrorized country which is going through a tough time of its history..Recommend

  • Whiskey Khan
    Apr 6, 2015 - 4:00PM

    The Saudis are asking for Pakistani lives and Material to be the sacrificial Lambs for their Misadventure. No Muslim lives should be USED for killing other Muslim…..Period!!!!!Recommend

  • Anish
    Apr 6, 2015 - 4:04PM

    If Pakistan decides to actively join this Saudi led Sunni Coalition & confirms this Stratigic Security Understanding then it is definite to have longterm implications in the Sub-Continent since India will also feel threatened by this Stratigic Coalition in the future & will take necessary actions to counter it.Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Apr 6, 2015 - 4:17PM

    Where are those hiding who according to our media were calling the shots. Recommend

  • Parvez
    Apr 6, 2015 - 4:20PM

    Suggest we give them Nawaz and the whole family including their friends instead.Recommend

  • asif
    Apr 6, 2015 - 4:45PM

    Raheel Shareef should bulldoze this.Recommend

  • Apr 6, 2015 - 4:47PM

    @fct:
    My mistake. Thanks for pointing out.Recommend

  • Apr 6, 2015 - 4:47PM

    @Chachoo:
    “Chachoo’ is that a codename for Sartaj Aziz?!Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Apr 6, 2015 - 4:56PM

    If the ones who are supposed to spill their guts and blood don’t have a problem, why are all the rest of couch analysts having a bleeding heard. After all “Waqar” knows best.Recommend

  • Rizwan Ahmad
    Apr 6, 2015 - 5:05PM

    We cann’t understand why Saudia is asking for arms and warplanes, whereas KSA is the the sole largest buyer of American Arms ammunitions and warplanes etc. and also the great ally of USA.Recommend

  • Babbarsher Khan
    Apr 6, 2015 - 5:31PM

    This is a “billion dollar” request after all!
    Saudis have bought our “khudmukhtari” long time ago, so there is very little room for M/s Nawaz & Co. to maneuver. The Saudis also need their “esteemed” Pakistani “brothers” to do the dirty work (read ground fighting).
    By the way, when will the Kaptaan say his favorite phrase,”this is not our our”? Recommend

  • John B
    Apr 6, 2015 - 5:53PM

    The situation in Yemen is dubbed as sectarian, while it is not. KSA always meddled in Yemeni affairs, but always came short. At the core, the present crisis is anti-Saudi sponsored President who was marginalizing the Houthi’s and others Vs the peoples choice. Neither the Houthi’s can rule the entire country nor the return of KSA appointed president will bring normalcy to united Yemen, unless political settlement is established. Which is likely the case in coming months, but by then KSA will be freely destroying Yemen and PAK will be playing a part. By interfering in Yemen affairs, PAK has decided to choose sides which is without merit, as bombing of Yemen by KSA.

    This is purely KSA hegemony over Yemen. KSA could have played a constructive role by siding with the Houthi’s. Yemen is a broken glass now, and all who participate in Yemen will be facing the post conflict challenges. It is similar to the mismanagement and misunderstanding of Syrian affairs. Unlike Syria, Yemen is likely to reach political settlement due to it’s maritime location. But the underlying problem will remain the same as it was since 1960s.

    In PAK context, Yemen problem is like East PAK problem: overwhelming discontent of the people against the governing regime. Recommend

  • Ih
    Apr 6, 2015 - 6:06PM

    Looking back at last century wars were fought for economic intrests. Ww1 and ww2 were fought for economic intrests of England and usa ,so are the recent wars in Middle East not for the betterment of humanity not withstanding all the proclamations. Pakistan will have to look where it’s intrests reside. With enemies on both sides Pakistan has to choose wisely between isolationism and taking sides.Recommend

  • Ali
    Apr 6, 2015 - 6:58PM

    Might as well let monkeys in the building, at least they’ll cost the taxpayers less.Recommend

  • observer
    Apr 6, 2015 - 7:01PM

    fresh election should be held on seat vacated by PTI
    Article: 64 Vacation of seats

    Vacation of seats.-(1) A member of 1[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] may, by writing under his hand addressed to the Speaker or, as the case may be, the Chairman resign his seat, and thereupon his seat shall become vacant.

    (2) A House may declare the seat of a member vacant if, without leave of the House, he remains absent for forty consecutive days of its sittings.Recommend

  • Blithe
    Apr 6, 2015 - 7:32PM

    Full marks to Khawaja Asif for saying it as it is . I might disagree with the language but this is the only language pti is capable of understanding. We are not dealing with statesmen , rather miscreants who attacked ptv and the parliament Recommend

  • oBSERVER
    Apr 6, 2015 - 7:34PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    You really seem to have been hard done by some Niazi.Recommend

  • @moderators
    Apr 6, 2015 - 7:34PM

    Please take note of adnan sidiqui’s comments, he has been spreading hate against a race using last name of a person to malign an entire group of peopleRecommend

  • A J
    Apr 6, 2015 - 7:41PM

    Beggars can’t be choosers!!!Recommend

  • raider
    Apr 6, 2015 - 7:46PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    Name the handlers of puppets, your courage might be at trial, or you just pour in here in hatred of mavia not in love of Hussain
    Puppets s handlers might be those who are proud of the nation and most probably the pmln
    Handlers might be those who kicked Sharif regime out once for all with well suited and booted,
    Might be those who are for being sale and Sharifs consider them to be rented when required by their boon companions Recommend

  • Karachiwala
    Apr 6, 2015 - 7:49PM

    Technically speaking…They have resigned, so they should not be allowed back in Parliament.

    I have no hopes of ethics and moral values from IK.

    Imran says the PTI was asked to return to Parliament. “Zardari invited us back,” he adds.

    now he is obeying zardari orders.. Recommend

  • raider
    Apr 6, 2015 - 8:11PM

    @Blithe:
    Parliament or ptv are no more divine both are being disgraced by democratic thugs even run by public money. public is worth to be respected not parliament where bottles of wine are found and mujrahas are routine. ptv run by public money always pushes incumbent Govt agendas right or wrong shame parliament shame ptv we don’t respect you. Both are not worthy to be respected Recommend

  • salman
    Apr 6, 2015 - 10:20PM

    @Blithe:
    Unfortunately, aitazaz ahsan poured cold water over Asif khwaja’s fiery speech, and made him look like an averag kid who doesn’t want to play with the bigger and better boys.

    On top of it all, the cheek of IK to walk into parliment and still maintain that pmln won by rigging is admirable. Brilliant!

    Pmln are looking like a confused bunch and whinging like a toodler who didn’t get his ice cream…and all the while mian sahib is sitting there as if waiting for someone to explain what is going on and wondering what time dinner is.

    …and this is just day one of the debate. LolRecommend

  • @observer
    Apr 6, 2015 - 10:29PM

    if somebody writes resignation, signs it and then puts under his pillow, then rips it apart the next day, will his seat become vacant? If the speaker does not acknowledge a resignation, how it can be considered effective?Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Apr 6, 2015 - 10:56PM

    If I was Niazi (which thankfully I am not), I would immediately take up employment of Khawaja Asif as his domestic servant. Such was the force and power of Khawaja Asif’s insult.Recommend

  • saima siddiqi
    Apr 7, 2015 - 1:08AM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    I guess its a good thing then you are more like your hero mian sahib, especially from the eyes up. Lol.

    Although I do wish you were more like IK.

    Sigh….I guess my fate is to suffer disappointment in political and home arena. Recommend

  • Hamood
    Apr 7, 2015 - 2:07AM

    I am shocked at how ET is allowing one person for a long time to insult an entire race of people. Yes that person is Adnan Siddiqi and he has been insulting Niazis for over a year now. Yet when I post something about Siddiqis (The most famous Siddiqi in the world is Lady Alqaeda Aafia Siddiqui), my comment doesn’t get published. Is this the freedom of speech you adhere to ET? Anyway, I am done reading ET and will not be coming to their site ever again.Recommend

  • W
    Apr 7, 2015 - 2:40AM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    Why do you keep using Niazi in all your comments? What tribe do you belong from? How would you feel if you are kept referred to your tribe’s name? It’s a pity to see people like you in our society! Learn some manners!Recommend

  • Ranjha
    Apr 7, 2015 - 3:21AM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:

    If I was Niazi (which thankfully I am not),

    Really? Are you sure?Recommend

  • sammy
    Apr 7, 2015 - 5:18AM

    everyone seemed to turn into little, scarred doggies scared their time is over.. the lion after all never fails to scare away these tiny animals :) Recommend

  • Mirza
    Apr 7, 2015 - 8:46AM

    The timings of ending Dharna coincided with setting up of military courts. Now the timings are again critical and time to prove which party is more loyal to Saudi King and establishment. After maligning the same assemblies now all objectives are achieved all of a sudden. PML wanted PTI their rightwing brothers and JI and Rashid Tully to come back but were disdainfully rejected by PTI. Now all of a sudden after the invasion of Yemen they are all in by magic! Recommend

  • Ebaad
    Apr 7, 2015 - 11:12AM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    Such was the force and power of Khawaja Asif’s insult
    That ‘insult-cum-frustration’ (due to the formation of judicial commission) is trivial when compared to the insult you face here almost everyday. Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Apr 7, 2015 - 1:36PM

    @Ebaad:

    Niazi is my role model when it comes to having a big smile on my face even when I am insulted.Recommend

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