NA speaker has no power to ban meetings of standing committees: Bilawal
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto said that National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar has no power to ban the meetings of the standing committees.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said that the speaker could not impose the ban under the law.
“The speaker should immediately withdraw the decision to ban the meetings of the standing committees,” he demanded.
Bilawal Bhutto said that the National Assembly was incomplete without the standing committees and the government had done undemocratic task by banning their meetings. “We cannot tolerate this illegal act.”
The PPP chairman was of the view that the parliament is being attacked from inside the parliament. “We will fight at each front to save the system,” he maintained.
He termed the speaker’s orders an attack on the parliament. “People are being stopped from carrying out development projects in the name of austerity,” he added.
‘Puppet government’ mortgaged Pakistan to IMF, says Bilawal
On July 7, Pakistan Peoples’ Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had said that the ‘puppet government’ mortgaged Pakistan to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Speaking at a public gathering, Prime Minister Imran Khan sold the country to the IMF and his government’s recent budget has all for the rich and nothing for the poor, while he accepted all their terms even before receiving the loan.
Bilawal Bhutto said that a selected government is imposed on the people of Pakistan. “People from every sector are now screaming but Prime Minister Imran Khan doesn’t care,” he added.
Referring to the elections of tribal areas, the PPP chairman suggested the people to vote for them if they accept inflation. “If the people want economic stability then vote for PPP,” he added.
“Pakistan is drowned in inflation, farmers are in despairing condition, traders are upset, industries are closing down and everyone is just dying in this economy,” Bilawal said.
He further mentioned that the finger of umpire runs in the cricket, while the public has authority in the elections.
Addressing a press conference in Peshawar, the PPP chairman said, “We are on a reverse course. Today, people and media do not have as much freedom as they did during the tenure of the PPP.”
Bilawal Bhutto also slammed the government for acting like an opposition. “Who will rule when both the government and the opposition are acting like the opposition?” he asked.
The PPP chairman said that for the first time in the country’s history, elected governments and civilian parliaments completed their terms in the past 10 years, adding that it is believed that if the democratic transition is completed for a third time, then the anti-democratic forces and dictators would find it very difficult to attack democracy and become illegitimate leaders of the country again.