Censure resolution passed against Sanaullah


The Sindh Assembly on Saturday passed a censure resolution on Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah’s statement against Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Senator Babar Awan. The resolution was moved by PPP lawmaker Nadeem Ahmed Bhutto on the last day of the budget session. The Opposition Bench members did not oppose the resolution, whereas the Muttahida Qaumi Movement members were absent as they had boycotted the proceedings to protest postponement of elections on two general seats of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir assembly in the province. The resolution stated that the Assembly condemned the derogatory and unethical statement of Sanaullah declaring Awan as ‘wajibul qatl’.
The House demanded the Punjab government to immediately dismiss Sanaullah and initiate action against him. It was also mentioned in the resolution that in case something happens to Awan, the Punjab minister would be responsible for the incident. PPP’s Katchi Abadis Minister Rafiq Engr said that Sanaullah has treated Awan as Salman Rushdie by issuing a fatwa against him. He said that Sanaullah’s statement against Awan was not only in violation of his office and the Constitution of Pakistan, but it was also against the Islamic shariah.