ISLAMABAD: Speaker of National Assembly, Asad Qaiser on Thursday had to immediately adjourn the session till tomorrow (Friday) owing to the ruckus in the house after opposition members protested over the arrest of Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani.
Speaker of house Asad Qaiser chaired a significant NA session where senior PPP leader Khursheed Shah, and other parliamentarians expressed their thoughts over the latest affair of the arrest of Agha Siraj Durrani.
Shah, in his address, lashed out at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government. He claimed that Agha Siraj Durrani’s arrest is part of a conspiracy which aims to weaken the Parliament.
“It may be possible that Agha Siraj Durrani has done something wrong [possibily guilty in graft cases], but what sort of treatment is being carried out with him? Everyone in the house; from Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan to NA Speaker are respectable for us”, stated Shah.
Lamenting the arrest, Khursheed said that Agha Siraj’s family has a history in Pakistan’s politics and treatment which is being done to him will make people of Sindh question stuff.
Afterwards, Federal education minister Shafqat Mahmood also addressed the house, with an overwhelming response to Khursheed Shah’s allegations.
“We [PTI-led Govt] has been alleged for taking revenge [in name of accountability]. NAB is an independent institution and Government has no involvement with its workings.” stated the Federal education minister.
Shafqat Mahmood, further, claimed that Justice (Retd.) Javed Iqbal was appointed Chairman of NAB after consulting Khursheed Shah, therefore, the inclusion of parliament in matters of anyone’s arrest seemed baseless.