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Opposition not taken into confidence over resolution, regrets JUI-F's Asad

Opposition not taken into confidence over resolution, regrets JUI-F's Asad
April 20, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - JUI-F Maulana Asad Mehmood regretted that the opposition was not taken into confidence over the resolution on expulsion of French ambassador form the country which tabled by the government in National Assembly session.

"You wanted to call an emergency session but you did not even bother to take the Opposition into confidence," Asad Mehmood said.

Addressing Speaker Asad Qaiser, he said: "You are not the government's speaker, you are the speaker of the entire parliament." "A speaker's conduct must be impartial," he added.

He called for the government to work with the Opposition to bring forth a joint resolution.

Noorul Haq Qadri says history behind resolution

Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri also addressed the parliament, saying that there is history behind the resolution which I have indicated. He said the banned TLP which had asked the government to table the resolution in parliament, "are citizens of Pakistan".

Qadri said that many religious parties had indicated their support for the banned outfit. Opposition members continued to chant loudly during the minister's address.

Resolution On Expulsion Of French Ambassador Tabled In NA

A resolution demanding the expulsion of France’s ambassador from the country has been tabled in the National Assembly.

The resolution tabled in the house by PTI member Amjad Khan stated that this House condemns the blasphemous acts committed by a French magazine and further condemns the French president for promoting such acts.

It called for a debate in the National Assembly on the expulsion of France ambassador and raising the matter with Muslim countries to devise a joint strategy.

The resolution stated that France and other European countries should be apprised regarding the gravity of the matters relating to the blasphemy acts besides also raising the matter at international forums.

Speaking on the resolution, Religious Affairs Minister Pir Noorul Haq Qadri said that this house is the guardian of the sanctity of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and Prime Minister Imran Khan has advocated the issue at the international forums.

Other speakers including Ahsan Iqbal, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Asad Umar and others also spoke on the occasion and extended their complete support for the resolution.


Speaker Asad Qaiser later adjourned the proceedings of the house for Friday and directed the members from both sides of the aisle to devise a joint strategy on the resolution.

PML-N, JUI-F decide to support resolution

PML-N and JUI-F have decided to attend the NA session, summoned to bring a resolution on the expulsion of France’s ambassador from the country. It was decided that the PML-N and JUI-F would attend the assembly proceedings and support the resolution demanding the expulsion of France’s ambassador.

The decision from the PML-N and JUI-F was contrary to that of the PPP that has decided to stay away from the session.

PPP Boycotts NA Session On French Ambassador Resolution

The PPP has boycotted the National Assembly session scheduled to debate on French ambassador resolution. The decision was tweeted by Bilawal Bhutto hours after Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed announced that the government will present a resolution in the assembly seeking the expulsion of the French ambassador.

“Agreement wasn’t brought to NA, the government took action on streets, then banned, people killed, over 500 policemen injured, closed internet, PM didn’t make a statement in NA, didn’t take NA into confidence at any stage,” Bilawal tweeted.

“Now PTI wants to hide behind NA. It’s your mess PM, clean up or go home,” he added.

On the other hand, PML-N and JUI-F have announced that their parliamentarians will attend the NA session.