Opp says will challenge the bills passed at joint session

By: 24 News      Published: 05:58 PM, 17 Nov, 2021
Opp says will challenge the bills passed at joint session
bilawal bhutto and shahbaz sharif -File photo.

The opposition parties in the parliament on Wednesday announced they would challenge the bills passed at parliament’s joint session today in the court, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

Talking to the media outside the parliament along with other leaders of the opposition, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly (NA) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif said that the opposition would not let the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government impose the electronic voting machines (EVMs) on the nation. “NA Speaker Asad Qaiser today trampled the laws under his feet,” he alleged.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari alleged that the government had even sent policemen to the homes of those lawmakers who did not want to attend the today’s session. “After all, how long will you keep intimidating the people’s representatives?” he questioned. 

He vowed to challenge the bills related to the EVMs and electoral reforms at all forums. “Let the entire nation know that today the government has not won, but lost,” Bilawal claimed.

Maulana Asad Mehmood of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) said on the occasion that the members of the parliament (MPs) were forced to support the bills tabled by the government. “We will not allow legislation to be done at ‘gunpoint’,” he stated emphatically.