‘Dictatorial angle’: Opposition pronounces boycott of in-camera briefing of nationwide safety committee

A file photo of the National Assembly.
A file photograph of the National Assembly. 

ISLAMABAD: In protest in opposition to the federal government’s “dictatorial” angle and bulldozing of payments in Parliament, the joint Opposition on Thursday introduced a boycott of the upcoming in-camera briefing of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) scheduled to be held on December 6.

In an announcement, the united Opposition mentioned that they’ve at all times handled points involving the structure, legislation, nationwide safety and normal public with seriousness and hooked up significance to them.

The Opposition events and their leaders attend briefings on these points, regardless of the absence of the prime minister, but additionally offered suggestions to unravel the problems, mentioned the assertion.

It additional mentioned that the federal government’s “dictatorial” angle and their latest move to bulldoze essential payments in Parliament prompted it to boycott the in-camera briefing session.

Govt turning Parliament into ‘rubber stamp’ establishment

It was disappointing that the federal government was turning  Parliament right into a “rubber-stamp” establishment with its latest actions, the assertion mentioned.

The Opposition accused the federal government of not elevating essential points associated to exterior and inner threats and people in regards to the widespread man, including that it was tackling very important points by means of such in-camera briefings.

“In reality, it is the government that has practically boycotted Parliament, which is a constitutional and legal forum of the public,” mentioned the Opposition’s assertion.

The Opposition mentioned that the prime minister had not attended parliamentary briefings and classes, giving an instance of a session on occupied Kashmir. The assertion added that it signifies how the prime minister doesn’t consider within the democratic spirit of session and the significance of tolerating differing opinions.

It mentioned that in such circumstances, attending the in-camera briefing session would assist the federal government “stage another drama” that has nothing to do with the vital points dealing with the nation.

Taking purpose at National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf, the Opposition acknowledged that it believed Yusuf is disadvantaged of the related authority that his place instructions, including that he’s a mere “showpiece”.

The Opposition consists of the PML-N, PPP, JUI-F, PK-MAP, JI, ANP, BNP-Mengal, Qaumi Watan, NP and Mohsin Dawar.

NSA  to temporary lawmakers on nationwide safety

National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser had earlier summoned a gathering of the nationwide safety committee on December 6 to debate essential points associated to the nation.

NSA Moeed Yusuf will temporary lawmakers on nationwide safety and different points throughout the assembly.

The National Assembly Secretariat despatched invites to leaders of all parliamentary events in each Houses of the Senate, together with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Leader of the Opposition within the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif, PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Leader of the Opposition within the Senate Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, Leader of the House within the Senate Dr Shahzad Waseem, Maulana Asad Mehmood of the JUI-F, Chaudhry Tariq Bashir Cheema of PML-Q, Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui of the MQM-Pakistan, Khalid Magsi of BAP, Ghuos Buksh Mehar from GDA, Amir Haider Khan of the ANP, Sheikh Rasheed of Awami Muslim League, BNP chief Akhtar Mengal, Nawabzada Shahzain Bugti of JWP, parliamentary chief of the PPP in Senate Senator Sherry Rehman, Senator Azam Tarar of PML-N and senators Anwarul Haq Kakar, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor, Faisal Ali Sabzwari, Tahir Bizanjo, Hidayatullah Khan, Shafiq Tareen, Kamil Ali Agha, Mushtaq Ahmed, Muzafar Hussain, Muhammad Qasim and Dilawar Khan.

The chief ministers of the provinces, president and prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, in addition to the Gilgit-Baltistan chief minister, had been additionally invited to the assembly as particular invitees.

Federal ministers, together with Defense Minister Pervez Khattak, Shafqat Mehmood, Ali Amin Gandapur, Asad Umar, Syed Fakhar Imam, Hammad Azhar, Dr Shireen Mazari and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan, Adviser to PM on Finance Shaukat Tarin, as effectively secretaries of the ministries of international affairs, inside, protection, finance, Kashmir affairs and Gilgit Baltistan and nationwide safety shall be particular invitees.

The final PCNS assembly was held on November 8, during which the parliamentary leaders had been briefed on the government-TTP talks.

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