ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday directed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) parliamentary party members to ensure their presence in the National Assembly session when the budget will be presented for approval.
According to reports, the PM took the PML-N lawmakers into confidence over the developments pertaining to party supremo Nawaz Sharif’s statement on the 2008 Mumbai attacks, which was played up by the Indian media and had drawn ire of civil and military leadership of Pakistan.
During the assembly session on Friday, the finance minister could not make his budget speech as the session was adjourned owing to the lack of quorum.
According to reports, the PM also took party members into confidence over the government’s plan to move a constitutional amendment seeking the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Earlier in the day, the PM hosted a breakfast for the members of the National Assembly.
The breakfast was boycotted by leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan People’s Party and Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed.
Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar also skipped the breakfast.
However, members from Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan and Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (F) attended the event.
The current government’s tenure is expected to end on May 31 while the National Assembly, currently in sessions, will end its last session in the coming days.