PML-N will not participate in virtual NA session

By: News Desk      Published: 03:59 PM, 21 Apr, 2020
PML-N will not participate in virtual NA session

Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Tuesday that PML-N will not participate in the virtual session of National Assembly.

He was addressing a news conference along with former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Ahsan Iqbal after the PML-N party meeting held in Islamabad to discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic counter-measures and convening of Punjab Assembly and National Assembly sessions.

Khawaja Asif said coming two sessions of National Assembly are important as the budget would be presented in one of the sessions.  “Virtual session of NA is PTI’s government wish but PML-N wants NA members must present in the session. Approximately 200 members participate.’

“We have the right to ask question being an opposition while the government is promoting non-parliamentary traditions.”

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Separately, Khawaja Saad in a statement said NAB ordinance has completed its tenure and the government wants to enhance it. “NAB ordinance is a black law,” he said. 

PML-N Punjab chapter spokesperson Uzma Bukhari in a statement posted on twitter demanded the release of Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz. She said PML-N has concerns on the prevailing CVId-19 in Punjab’s jails. 

“There are 94 positive coronavirus cases among prisoners in Camp Jail, Lahore and Hamza Shehbaz is also imprisoned in Camp Jail.”

It is pertinent to mention that on Saturday Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser informed Prime Minister Imran Khan about possible measures being taken to run the parliamentary affairs amid COVID-19.

Asad Qaiser shared the deliberations of constitutional experts to either hold a virtual session of the National Assembly or summon regular session by maintaining social distancing to stem the spread of novel coronavirus.