PTI comes under fire in NA over negative politics


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah on Thursday, criticizing PTI’s political approach and conduct, said that there was big difference and distiction between politics and hooliganism.

Speaking in the National Assembly, he said the democracy was restored in the country after many sacrifices and pointed out Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) had no role in this regard.

He said the though PTI Chief had attained the age of 62 but he was apparently still immature and did not believe on politics of decency.

He said the PTI should now draw a lesson from it and avoid negative and confrontational politics since disrespect to other would not ensure respect for them.

At this point, the Speaker National Assembly asked the minister not to speak against the PTI members as they were not present in the House but Mushahidullah continued with the same tone and tenor, severely criticising them.

He said brave people always come from the front but the PTI during the sit-in did use abusive language against the elected representatives which was a sign of cowardness. He paid rich tributes to the Speaker for his positive and neutral role on the issue.

Chief of Pakhtunkhwa Mili Awami Party Mahmood Khan Achakzai termed the day and resolution a historic one and said this was the best gift from the Parliament during the month of August.

He said he Parliamentarians for the first time, did honour their oath when the Parliament was attacked and stood united to protect the Constitution and democracy. “This Parliament is our honour and we will protect it at all costs,” he added.

He said it was easier to give any name to a person but it was not a solution of the problems. Citing Newton third law, he said, “To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” He said the country is passing through a critical juncture as on one side the IS or Daish issue was emerging while on the other there was great changes in the surroundings of country.

He said Afghan Taliban reclusive leader Mullah Omar and his son were reportedly killed but the Parliament was not taken into confidence. He urged the Parliamentarians to come forward and play their effective role for further strengthening democray.

He congratulated the Speaker and all Parliamentarians on resolving the issue amicably. Ijaz ul Haq lauded both treasury and opposition benches for playing a positive role.

He gave credit to the PTI sit-in which united the Parliamentarians for protecting the Constitution. He said the onus was now on the PTI to come forward and play their role in strengthening of Parliament and democracy.

Source: APP

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