Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Ayaz Sadiq expresses disappointment over Imran's tirade against parliament

Can’t respect den of criminals Imran Ayaz Sadiq expresses disappointment over Imran's tirade against parliament
Melinda Barton | 20 January, 2018, 03:49

There is a general impression that Imran Khan was entangled into the controversy by Sheikh Rasheed who delivered an emotional and inflammable speech announcing his resignation from the National Assembly and also uttered bad words against the institution.

"Such a move was unimaginable in the current circumstances when political parties are quarreling over differences".

"Whatever little respect you have, you have gotten it through your membership in the parliament", Asif had said, addressing Khan and Rashid.

"I send lanath (curse) the parliament that made a criminal the president of a party", he said, in an apparent reference to Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz's (PML-N) decision to elect ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif as its president.

Imran Khan had supported Rasheed's opinion, and slammed the existence of such a parliament that passes person-specific laws.

The PPP respects the parliament and will always do so, he had said in a tweet.

PML-N leader and Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah highlighted the achievements made by the parliament and called for a privilege resolution against PTI's chief.

"Those who are members of this House and want to become the prime minister have insulted it", Asif had said.

"The words that were used against the parliament".

Federal Minister for Pakistan Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique also took to Twitter to criticise Imran's comments by saying that it is a sin for one "Momin" to use such derogatory language for another.

He also criticized Imran for his statement against the parliament.

On the other hand, senior PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi is not in favour of presenting resignations in the parliament.

Despite all criticism coming from strata of society, Imran Khan refused to budge from his comments.

He was referring to the Election Bill 2017, which was adopted by the National Assembly in October past year.

The National Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution condemning Sheikh Rashid and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for openly cursing the parliament at a rally in Lahore. If anyone disagrees, I challenge them to do a public poll on what ppl think of such a Parliament. Later inviting Imran Khan to follow the suit and the Khan said what Sheikh wanted him to say without realising implications and repercussions of the remarks. "I was 16-years-old when I went to jail for the first time", he said.