QUETTA: The lawmakers passed a resolution in the session of the Provincial Assembly unanimously here on Monday evening demanding of the federal government to take action against the unconstitutional and undemocratic activities of PTI and PAT.
Speaker, Mir Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali presided over the session. The Chief Minister, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch was also present in the house.
Senior Minister and Parliamentary Leader of Pakistan Muslim League-N, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri moved a resolution, jointly presented by him, Provincial Minister and leader of Pashtoonkhawa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), Abdul Raheem Ziaratwal, Provincial Minister and leader of National Party (NP), Sardar Muhammad Aslam Bezinjo, Provincial Minister and leader of PML-Q, Sheikh Jaffar Khan Mandokhel, Advisor to Chief Minister and leader of PkMAP, Obaidullah Jan Babat, Parliamentary leader of PML-Q, Mir Abdul Kareem Nosherwani, PML-N MPA, Prince Ahmed Ali, PkMAP MPA, Agha Syed Liaquat Ali, PkMAP MPA, Nasrullah Khan Zeeray, PkMAP MPA, William Jan Barkat, National Party MPA, Dr. Shama Ishaq and PkMAP MPA, Spoz Mai Achakzai.
The resolution reads, “This representative house of Balochistan province expresses its deep concern over the situation emerging in the federal capital caused by the sit-ins and unconstitutional and illegal demands by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek and terms it a conspiracy against the Constitution of the country, democratic system and masses”.
It further said that all members of this house have consensus that the resolution of political issues lay in political solutions, the Constitution and the law, adding that this house is guarantor for continuity of democracy at every cost.
“This house takes unconstitutional demands put by the participants of so-called liberation and revolution march as against the Constitution and law and an insult to people,” the resolution said. It strongly condemned all unconstitutional and illegal conspiracies being hatched against democratic system.
In a speech, the mover, Nawab Zehri said that newspapers in the USA and London published news stories that conspiracy being hatched to derail democracy in Pakistan.
“Elements who have no representation in the Parliament are demanding resignations of the elected Prime Minister and Chief Minister to fulfill the agenda on the pretext of so-called revolution,” he said. He said that a Canadian national could not bring revolution by getting fifteen thousand people gathered in Islamabad.
He said that it was better if PTI chief Imran Khan pays attention to improve law and order situation and provides facilities to people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa instead creating tension in Islamabad. He said that PML-N respected the mandate of the previous government which completed five years tenure and added that now it is right of the PML-N that its mandate should be respected.
Provincial Minister and National Party leader, Sardar Aslam Bezinjo said that some elements staged sit-ins in Islamabad and announced to start civil disobedience at the time when our armed forces were busy in military operation ‘Zarb-e-Azab’ against terrorists in Wazirstan. He said that how the government would pay salaries to employees if people do not pay taxes.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F MPA, Abdul Malik Kakar said that he on behalf of his party fully supported the resolution. “The incumbent government is a democratic government which came in power after people gave it the mandate. The unconstitutional long march is insult to this mandate,” he said.
The PML-Q Parliamentary leader, Mir Abdul Kareem Nosherwani also supported the resolution and criticized PTI chief Imran Khan and PAT chief Alama Tahir-ul-Qadri for staging sit-ins and putting demands what he said unconstitutional and undemocratic.
Provincial Minister and PkMAP leader, Dr. Hamid Khan Achakzai said that elements who have no representation in the assemblies, they have no right to demand of the elected Prime Minister and Chief Ministers to tender resignations.
Others who spoke include Provincial Minister, Sardar Mustafa Tareen, Advisor to Chief Minister, Mir Khalid Khan Lango, JUI-F MPA, Shahida Rauf, NP MPA, Dr. Shama Ishaq and PkMAP MPA, Agha Syed Liaquat Ali.
Later, after completion of other proceedings, the house was adjourned till Wednesday, August 20.