Islamabad (February 19, 2018): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that limit of every institution is defined in the constitution and they will have to remain within them.
Responding to a point of order in the National Assembly, he said any confrontation among institutions will not serve the country.
He said that according to news reports, today elected representatives are dubbed as thieves, dacoits and mafia in courts. He said, “Government functionaries are summoned in courts and insulted that is why they are reluctant to take any initiative.
He said that the House should debate whether it has the right to legislate and whether the government has powers to take decisions.
Speaking on the occasion, Opposition Leader Syed Khurshid Shah said that Parliament has the right to legislate and we have always talked of supremacy of the Parliament.
He said everyone should accept parliaments’ decisions. He said Parliament legislation can be interpreted not rejected.
PM Address to Parliamentary Party Meeting
Earlier, chairing the parliamentary party members’ meeting, the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday raised questions over the apex court judges and said their conduct should be brought to parliament for debate.
Addressing PML-N parliamentary party meeting, PM Abbasi said that to avoid confrontation among institutions it was better for the House to debate on the matter.
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According to sources privy to the affair, while chairing the parliamentary party members’ meeting Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi issued directives that the conduct of judges will now be discussed in the parliament.
Additionally PM Abbasi said that the judges conduct should be discussed in both houses of parliament and on every available forum. He said the it seems the PML-N and its leadership are being intentionally targeted.
The prime minister’s decision was well received by all present who also unanimously agreed that the policy of patience displayed by the party was being taken advantage of.
Members of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz parliamentary party all expressed their confidence in the leadership of Nawaz Sharif and decided to fully stand behind his statement.