Published On: Wed, Jul 10th, 2019
Published in Category: Islamabad

Bilawal advises Senate Chairman to resign

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has advised Mir Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani on Tuesday to step down as Senate Chairman.

“It is his moral responsibility to resign,” Bilawal Bhutto said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad.

The opposition parties will bring a new Senate chairman after reaching a consensus, the PPP chairperson said.

The opposition’s Rahbar Committee has already submitted a resolution in Senate seeking the removal of Sadiq Sanjrani as chairman. The resolution was prepared by PML-N’s Senator Javed Abbasi and PPP’s Sherry Rehman.

The opposition parties will meet again on July 11 to choose their candidate for Senate’s top slot.

The PPP chairman expressed his concerns over the increasing censorship in Pakistan and said that the “fascist system” is not allowing the media to operate independently. “You can’t even tweet now because your account could be deactivated,” Bilawal said while referring to the recent crackdown against social media users.

“The interviews of a former president and tribal youth are not being aired,” he said.

Bilawal Bhutto said that the Container’s party, PTI, is attacking parliament inside the parliament as without parliamentary committees the parliament could not be completed.

Bilawal Bhutto warned government to right its direction and do follow the democratic way otherwise the entire system will come under threat.

“Making lame excuse of austerity the parliamentarians are being stopped working as if committees end it would further increase cost rather decrease,” he said adding that attaching the standing committees meeting with parliament only attack the parliament.

Commenting over the issue, PPP chairman said that parliamentarians prepare themselves in committees meeting for the bill to present in the parliament and as per rule speaker doesn’t have the right to ban the holding of committees meetings.

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