Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has addressed a formal letter to Speaker National Assembly urging him to immediately
Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has addressed a formal letter to Speaker National Assembly urging him to immediately issue production orders in respect of MNAs Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar to enable them come to the House and take the House into confidence as to
what happened to them at the hands of law enforcing agencies.
In a letter sent to the Speaker by special messenger today the Chairman PPP also said that separately he will write another letter on the “grave
political and security dimensions of the issue” which he said he had refrained from raising in this letter which is only to seek issuance of
production orders of the two MNAs.
Following is the letter addressed by Chairman PPP to the Speaker
The Honorable Speaker National Assembly Parliament House, Islamabad.
Subject: Production Orders for MNAs Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar
It is almost a week since Mr. Ali Wazir an Honorable Member of the House of which you are the custodian was arrested on May 26, 2019 by law
enforcing agencies in North Waziristan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, charged with terrorism and given in the custody of counter terrorism
authorities on physical remand for eight days. Further it has just been reported that another Member of National Assembly, Mr. Mohsin Dawar
sought by law enforcing agencies has appeared before Police in Bannu in connection with FIR filed against him and it is not known whether he has
been arrested or not.
Under Rule 103 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly whenever a Member is arrested on criminal charges the
authority(ies) concerned must immediately inform the Honorable Speaker, the custodian of the House.
Rule 105 of the Conduct of Business in the National Assembly requires that as soon as the honorable Speaker receives such information, he
SHALL forthwith announce it to the Assembly if in session and if not in session then by circulation.
I am not sure whether the Honorable Speaker was immediately informed of the arrest of MNA Ali Wazir or about the status of case against MNA
Mohisn Wazir as required under the Rules.
However, when the House met the next day on Monday May 27 it was naturally expected that the Honorable Speaker would inform the Members
and also issue production orders of MNA Ali Wazir under the Rules so that the latter could also explain his version of the events.
Neither the House was informed about the arrest on criminal charges of MNA Ali Wazir nor his production orders were issued. PPP MNA Mr. Naveed
Qamar formally raised it but his plea was ignored.
The purpose of writing this letter is to request you Mr. Speaker to immediately issue production orders of MNA Ali Wazir provided under the
Rules. In case if in the meantime MNA Mohsin Dawar has also been arrested, his production orders should also be issued.
This is absolutely necessary, indeed critical, in view of the grave and far reaching implications of the arrest on charges of terrorism of
Honorable Members of the House, who have actually been fighting terrorism. Nearly a dozen family members of Mr. Ali Wazir have been
martyred in fight against terrorism and it is highly worrying to charge him and Mohsin Dawar with terrorism.
I have refrained on purpose from commenting on the grave political and security dimensions of the issue at this point of time. However,
separately I will also forward you a brief note on it as well if needed.