Shah for not bowing to unconstitutional demands of PTI, PAT

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah while reiterating full support to supremacy of the Parliament, Constitution and democracy on Friday urged the government not to bow to the illegal demands of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and not to compromise on democracy and the constitution.

Speaking in the National Assembly, he said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and other democratic forces have rendered supreme sacrifices for strengthening democracy in the country and would not allow any one to derail the system.

“Our Shaheed leaders Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto sacrificed their lives for cause of democracy and we will never compromise on it,” he asserted.

Shah said that all political parties and democratic forces were firmly standing with the government for protection of democracy, supremacy of the parliament and the constitution for the first time in the country’s history.

He reiterated that the opposition parties would firmly adhere to the resolution unanimously adopted by the House pledging supremacy of the Parliament and upholding the constitution.

Although the interior minister has clarified the impression created in a section of press about army chief’s mediation in the current political crisis, Shah said that it would be better if the ISPR clarifies the statement.

The clarification, by the so called champions of democracy would be exposed before the 200 million people, he said.

Veteran politician and Chief of Pakhtunkhaw Mili Awami Party Mehmood Khan Achakzai also fully endorsed the view point of the leader of opposition and reiterated that they are with the constitution.

He urged the Speaker not to prorogue the session and called for summoning a joint session of the parliament.

Later the House was adjourned to meet again on Monday evening.