NA speaker said what he believed to be true: Agha Siraj Durrani


Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani said Saturday said that National Assembly (NA) Speaker Ayaz Sadiq only expressed what he believed to be right when he said that the current government will fail to complete its tenure.

Talking to media persons on his visit to Darhyan in Sukkur, Durrani said, “Ayaz Sadiq only said what he believed to be true according to his best judgement.”

The provincial assembly speaker also took a jab at Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and said, “It is next to impossible to ensure the smooth running of the government if the prime minister did not consider himself the premier of the country?”

On Wednesday, Ayaz Sadiq had said that it was necessary for the democratic system in Pakistan to continue its smooth journey in order to strengthen the institutions of the country, but had also said in the same breath that he did not see the present government completing its tenure.

During an interview with a private television channel, Sadiq had said that the scenario being created in Pakistan had never been witnessed before. He had also said that national interests should be give preference over personal benefits to ensure that the country remained focused on its long-term goals.

During the interview, the NA speaker had dismissed all talks of a martial law being imposed in the country, saying that the current situation being witnessed in Pakistan was worst than the Musharraf regime. The chances of martial law being imposed in the country are non-existent, he added.

He had also said that with the exception of only one political party, all others were in favour of the government completing its five-year term to keep the democratic system up and running.