PA passes resolution against PTI chief for demanding dissolution of assemblies

Px04-010 KARACHI: Nov04 – Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani presiding over the provincial assembly session in Karachi. ONLINE PHOTO by Saeed Iqbal


The Sindh Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan for his demand of early dissolution of the federal and provincial assemblies.

The PTI chief had demanded dissolution of the assemblies before their due time. His statement attracted flak from lawmakers belonging to the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P).

Senior Sindh minister Nisar Khuhro, who moved the resolution, said that Khan wanted to take a ‘shortcut’ to power. He said that “anybody who talks against democratic institutions of the country is not loyal to Pakistan”.

Standing by his party chief’s demand, Khurram Sher Zaman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) called the democratic system ‘fake’, saying that the lawmakers who had pocketed money through corruption were welcomed in the assembly with people showering petals on them. He rhetorically asked if stealing people’s money and corruption amounted to democracy.

Speaking on his turn, Opposition leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan said that there was one group amongst the legislators that distributed sweets no matter who came in power, be it a dictator or a leader of any political front. The opposition leader warned the lawmakers to remain vigilant regarding the group.

Meanwhile, the House approved the Sindh blood transfusion bill.