Khurshid Shah accuses govt of distorting democratic traditions

17 Oct, 2018 3:53 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Khurshid Shah on Wednesday alleged that the government is distorting the democratic traditions in the country.

Taking to the floor after the speech of Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, the PPP leader said that parliament is not merely a place for debates as it is meant to enact laws for the country.

“We want that the government should run and act upon as per its party manifesto. But the economy of the country is destroying and the people are worried.

“We gradually understood the importance of the parliament and the circumstances of the country are discussed here. Parliament forms laws for institutions,” Shah said.

Taking a hit at the government, the PPP leader said that the debt increased as soon as they assumed power. The stock exchanged dropped from 52,000 points to 36,000 points and dollar is at an all-time high — it was never this high during PML-N or PPP’s terms. Why does nobody talk about inflation and the crumbling economy?”

Stating that his political career spans over 30 years, Shah said, “There should be an investigation regarding where we have done this corruption that the government speaks of. We do not know politics of hurling abuses,” he said.

Shah mentioned that the speaker plays an important role in building confidence of the parliamentarians. “What is said on floor of parliament cannot be challenged,” he added.

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