Chairman PPP demands of NA Speaker to withdraw his decision regarding Standing Committees meetings
Islamabad, 9 July 2019: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has advised Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani to resign as he was the candidate of the then joint Opposition but now the composition of Opposition has changed so it wants to bring another Opposition consensus candidate for the Chairman Senate slot.
Chairman PPP said this while addressing a press conference at Zardari House Islamabad Tuesday evening. He was flanked by Senator Farhatullah Babar, Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari, Senators Sherry Rehman and Rubina Khalid, Chaudhry Manzoor, Dr. Mehreen Bhutto and Palwasha Khan.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that it is ironic that a person who claims that he is not frightened of death is scared of production order. The Speaker of National Assembly is making the House dysfunctional by stopping the Standing Committees from functioning in the name of austerity. How it is possible to hold meetings of 35 standing committees in 10 rooms available for the purpose. The Standing Committees set the ground work for the House so the Speaker seems totally ignorant of the importance of these Standing Committees. At the time when this decision is announced both Speaker and Deputy Speaker are out of country. Without the functions of Standing Committees the parliament is incomplete. Standing Committees do all the preparations for legislations. The PTI fascist government wants that parliament is made redundant. This is an attack on the parliament from within. The Standing Committees of Senate is functional whereas the Standing Committees of National Assembly has been made dysfunctional. Functioning of Standing Committees cannot be stopped according to law. He demanded of the Speaker to withdraw his decision. The fascist government should also realize that cricket matches and running the affairs of country are two entirely different things.
Chairman PPP said that the PTI fascist government is pushing democratic elements to take emotional steps and forcing the country towards anarchy. He said that interviews of Ihsanullah Ihsan, Kalbhoshan Yadev, Indian pilot and traitor General Pervaiz Musharraf can be aired but the interviews of the youth from Waziristan and former President cannot be aired. This is because press is not free today and facing censorship. Three channels have been taken off air which is highly condemnable. Now several journalists are not able to use twitter because their twitter accounts can be closed. He said that freedom is our basic right and we will fight for these rights till the end.
Chairman PPP said that the government has totally surrendered before IMF and this PTIMF budget has made the lives of the people hell. Every Pakistani is suffering due to price hike but PPP will come out against this fascist government.