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Opposition Stages Walkout from National Assembly

Islamabad (June 14, 2017): Opposition staged walkout from National Assembly over not telecasting opposition leaders speeches live on state-owned TV channel.

Earlier speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, Opposition leader Khurshid Shah termed the joint investigation team (JIT) probing into money laundering allegation against Prime Minister’s family report about government interference in the investigation as alarming.

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Shah said that the attitude of the government would lea people to stand up and demand justice of their own liking.

He added that ever conscious man was alarmed and disturbed by the JIT report submitted in the Supreme Court.

He said that the Prime Minister must have come to the house and briefed it about his visit to Saudi Arabia. He added that in recent summit in Saudi Arabia against terrorism, the Prime Minister was snubbed and not allowed to address the summit.

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Later, opposition lawmakers led by Khurshid Shah staged walkout and boycotted NA session against the ‘blackout’ of opposition leader speech by PTV.

The lawmakers from opposition parties expressed reservation over government policies. Shah said that he would have thanked the Prime Minister had he came to the Parliament. He wondered as to why the Prime Minister was afraid of the Parliament.

The opposition members held protest demonstration against the government policies outside the Parliament House.

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