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Imran adamant to boycott joint session of Parliament despite calls for reconsider decision

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan is adamant to go with its decision to boycott the joint session of the Parliament despite calls from other opposition parties not to stay away from the sitting going to be held on an important national issue.

It is to be mentioned here that the joint sitting of the Parliament is going to held today in the evening to discuss the situation at Line of Control and Indian forces’ atrocities and brutalities against the innocent Kashmiris in Indian-Occupied Kashmir. The PTI has announced to boycott the session, saying that participation in the session will be tantamount to lend credence and legitimacy to Nawaz government, who, it says, has lot all moral authority to rule anymore the country for his alleged involvement in Panama Leaks scandal.

The PTI decision to stay away from the joint session has drawn criticism from every quarter and even opposition parties including PPP and Jamaat-e-Islami have called upon PTI to reconsider its decision, saying Kashmir is a national issue and all parties need to be united on the issue.

However, it seems the calls fell on deaf ear as  Imran Khan has defended the decision today in messages on social media.

Imran said that the joint sitting will yield nothing positive like the APC attended the PTI did. “I stand by decision to boycott Joint Session as nothing new will be achieved that was not achieved with PTI’s active participation in APC,” he said in a tweet.

He also took an indirect jibe at other opposition parties, saying:”But I want to ask how any politician with a moral compass can accept a PM who has been caught money laundering in Panama Papers,” the PTI chief questioned in another tweet.

He lashed out at the Prime Minister Nawaz Sahrif saying: “Mian Panama Sharif has been caught money laundering, tax evading & hiding of assets thereby losing all moral legitimacy to be PM.”

The session will also discuss unprovoked aggression of Indian security forces across the Line of Control and will adopt resolution reaffirming Pakistan support to the just struggle of Kashmiris for their right to self-determination.