Ruling party wants to see ‘corrupt’ leader above all laws, morality: Imran Khan

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ISLAMABAD: In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan bashed the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) members of the National Assembly (NA) for rejecting the proposed amendment to the Elections Bill 2017.

The PTI chief castigated the ruling party parliamentarians for rejecting the important legal amendment “simply to allow NS [Nawaz Sharif] to remain as head of PML-N despite being disqualified from membership of Parliament under the Constitution,” adding that the responsible lawmakers “should hang their heads in shame.”

He added that the only purpose of PML-N parliamentarians was to “protect the Sharif’s mafia”. He said that to the lawmakers who helped to pass the bill, law and morality came only secondary to keeping their “corrupt” leader in power.

The PTI chief said that the rejection of the proposed amendment to the constitutional bill gave a terrible and a demoralising message to the nation, especially its youth.

Earlier, Pakistan Peoples Party’s leader Naveed Qamar had proposed the amendment to the Elections Bill 2017, seeking a disallowance of disqualified parliamentarians from heading political parties. The National Assembly on Tuesday rejected the proposed amendment with a majority of 163 votes to 98.