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  • Friday 19, October 2018

PML-N to protest outside NA today

PML-N to protest outside NA today

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmakers will stage a protest today (Thursday) outside the Parliament House against its president Shahbaz Sharif’s arrest in Ashiana Housing scandal.

According to details, PML-N leader and former National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq has summoned a joint session of MNAs and senators outside Parliament House’s gate No 1 at 3:00pm today to discuss the strategy of the protest.

Explaining the rationale behind the protest plan for today (Thursday), PML-N Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan said his party had demanded that the NA session be convened by Wednesday or Thursday and by all means before the Oct 14 by-elections.

“Why has the government called a session after the by-elections? We will assemble outside the Parliament House gate number 1 on Thursday [in protest against this delayed session],” he said.

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PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said the party had requested the speaker to call an emergency NA session. She said even by law a session had to be convened within 14 days, if requisitioned by 90 MNAs.

“Our demand was to call it urgently… and not with such laxity. This is a matter of utmost importance and should have been taken very seriously,” she added.

Another senior PML-N leader, Rana Sanaullah, said since the PML-N had announced a protest on Thursday, it would go ahead with it. “Our protest is more about the injustice with

Shehbaz Sharif. Many mega corruption cases are pending with NAB, but it chose to arrest Shehbaz only,” he said.

On October 5, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested leader of opposition in the National Assembly and former chief minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif in the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme scam.

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