Shahid Khaqan Abbasi challenges govt over no-trust motion
March 11, 2022 04:22 PM
Challenging the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government, former prime minister and senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Friday that if it (government) was so sure about its numerical strength in the National Assembly (NA), it better convened the assembly’s session tomorrow (Saturday) so that fate of the no-trust motion could be decided, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
“As far as we (the opposition) are concerned, we are prepared,” he said while talking to the media outside the Parliament Lodges in Islamabad.
He claimed that members of the NA (MNAs), supporting the opposition’s motion, are growing in numbers. “And that’s why the government is trying to prevent the motion from being tabled so that it does not have to feel embarrassment,” Abbasi said, adding, “However, we will not allow it to escape.”
Former prime minister also urged NA Speaker Asad Qaiser to remain impartial. “After all, what you are sowing today, will reap in future,” he warned.
He said it was a pity that the speaker was silent on the police’s action against the opposition MNAs in Parliament Lodges yesterday (Thursday, March 10, 2022). “After all, both the assembly as well as the lodges have been placed under his supervision,” the PML-N leader said.